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A ten years old boy is taking a break from digging the river in hope to discover saphir, under the watching eyes of an adult man who present himself as his elder, in Ilakaka, Madagascar, on tuesday July 11, 2006.

This boy and his brothers work full time as miner, for three years. None of them go to school. They live in a town of organised crime, corruption, prostitution and "règlement de compte."
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A ten years old boy is taking a break from digging the river in hope to discover saphir, under the watching eyes of an adult man who present himself as his elder, in Ilakaka, Madagascar, on tuesday July 11, 2006.<br />
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This boy and his brothers work full time as miner, for three years. None of them go to school. They live in a town of organised crime, corruption, prostitution and "règlement de compte."