In the Tajik Cotton Fields With Children

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A 7-year-old girl picks cotton in southern Tajikistan's Kabadian District.

The cotton sector in Tajikistan appears caught in a downward spiral, and the child-labor issue is but one of many problem areas. In the country's southern districts abutting the Afghan border, most of the laborers picking cotton these days are women; the rest are children, some as young as six.

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