Children work on World Day Against Child Labour

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Young Indian garbage collectors unload waste at a roadside garbage dumping site overflowing with filth on World Day against Child Labor in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
An Indian child laborer washes dishes outside a roadside restaurant on the World Day against Child Labor, in Jammu, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An Indian ragpicker boy walks collecting reusable on the World Day against Child Labor, in Jammu, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An Indian child laborer eats a piece of a muskmelon on the World Day against Child Labor on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian child laborers carry sacks of vegetable leftovers collected from a wholesale market to be sold in their shantytown, on the World Day against Child Labor, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A young Indian garbage collector unloads waste at a roadside garbage dumping site overflowing with filth on World Day against Child Labor in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian child laborers carry sacks of vegetable leftovers collected from a wholesale market to be sold in their shantytown, on the World Day against Child Labor, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian boy Naresh, who studies in a government run school awaits customers as he sells balloons at a traffic intersection on the eve of World Day Against Child Labor in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, June 11, 2015. India has laws aimed at fighting child labor by making education compulsory up to age 14 and prohibiting their employment in hazardous occupations. But grinding poverty still causes many children to be pushed into work. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
In this photograph taken on June 11, 2015, thirteen year old Indian boy, Sonu helps his father load bricks onto a horse cart at a brick kiln, on the outskirts of Jammu on the eve of World Day against Child Labour. World Day against Child Labour is held every year on June 12 and is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In this photograph taken on June 11, 2015, twelve year old Indian girl, Kavita works at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Jammu on the eve of World Day against Child Labour. World Day against Child Labour is held every year on June 12 and is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor still remains widespread in India engaging in work that deprives them of education and other basic freedoms.

These moving photographs of children working on World Day Against Child Labor, shows only a fraction of the estimated 13 million children who work all over India.

World Day Against Child Labor was first observed in 2002 and was sanctioned by the International Labour Organization. The organization's aim was to highlight and bring awareness to the astounding number of children that are at risk and vulnerable to exploitation.
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