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In Burkina Faso, getting children out of the gold mines

GOROL KADJE, Burkina Faso, 11 June 2014 – In the northern reaches of Burkina Faso, not far from Dori, 15-year-old Boureima Hawma Boukoum is lowered down a mineshaft the width of a manhole. Clinging to a rope cranked by hand, he descends more than 30 metres. An old torch, held to his head by strips of inner tube, provides the only light. At the bottom of the shaft, he crawls another 10 metres through narrow tunnels and starts to dig. He's looking for gold.

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