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The Kumari priest and his wife escort Jibika Bajracharya, the newly appointed child goddess Kumari, through the streets in Bhaktapur, Nepal. As the new Kumari of Bhaktapur, she performs her role in public during the 15-day long Dashain festival while spending the rest of the year as a goddess living a normal life with her parents at home until she is replaced at 11 years old. Photo Tom Van Cakenberghe/Getty Images
A young Nepalese girl wearing traditional attire waits for the Kumari puja to start at Hanuman Dhoka temple, in Kathmandu, Nepal
An Iraqi girl who fled from of Islamic State violence, is seen during World Refugee Day celebrations at Al-salam refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2016.
An Afghan refugee girl peers through the curtain of her temporary home on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan today.
A young Iraqi girl who fled the violence in the northern city of Tal Afar poses for a photo at the Bahrka camp for internally displaced people, some ten kilometres west of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region
A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday. Egypt is due to re-open its Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian coastal enclave for three days
A Palestinian girl plays outside a tent in the southern West Bank village of Susya on Wednesday. Israel’s High Court ruled in May that Susya’s 340 residents could be relocated and its structures demolished
An Afghan refugee, five-year-old Hamagai Akbar, attends an event on UN World Day of Social Justice, at a makeshift school set up in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. The UN says the occasion aims to support efforts for ‘poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all’
Mona sells fortune papers in a subway in Tehran, Iran. The country’s economic crisis has forced many children into work to help their families
A small girl drinks water from a steel cup as her parents construct a pavement in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. The capital is reeling under a heat wave with temperatures touching 40.8 degrees