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Children pay the price in Burkina Faso’s gold mines

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:31 EDT
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Child miners pay the price in Burkina Faso’s gold rush (via AFP)

Perched on the edge of a mine shaft, Joel Sawadogo, 13, readies the fragile plastic lamp strapped to his forehead with an elastic band as he prepares to lower himself into the darkness. He is one of hundreds of children and young people working at the…



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