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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

Mário Cruz - Talibe, Modern Slaves

World Press Photo - Contemporary Issues, first prize stories

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Series portraying the plight of Talibes, boys who live at Islamic schools known as Daaras in Senegal. Under the pretext of receiving a Quranic education, they are forced to beg in the streets while their religious guardians, or Marabout, collect their daily earnings. They often live in squalor and are abused and beaten.