World Day Against Child Labor exposes utensil factories

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In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Imran, 11, works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Bangladeshi child Arif, 9, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Imran, 11, works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Rubel, 12, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Al Amin, 10, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Nizam, 11, poses for a portrait as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Abdullah, 12, works at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, boys Imran, 11, left, and Nizam, 11, look at a mobile phone, as they take a break during their work at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Robin, 10, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Ridoy, 7, poses for a portrait as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Ridoy, 11, poses for a portrait as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Nizam, 11, works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
In this photo taken on Sunday, June 12, 2016, Imran, 11, poses for a portrait as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)
In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, child laborers take a break as they work at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Bangladeshi boy Salim,12, works at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. He earns less than $5 per week. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)
Bangladeshi child laborers share a light moment as they work at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. The boys earn less than $5 per week. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)
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Sunday, June 12th, 2016, marked the fourteenth annual World Day Against Child Labor. According to the International Labour Organization, there are still 168 million children in today's workforce. This year, the children of Bangladesh's utensil factories were brought into the spotlight.

These young boys, all under the age of 12, work in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka for less than $5 a week. In 2014, the average Bangladesh income was $1,086.8. The boys work tirelessly to take home less than half of that. Covered in debris from head to toe, the boys have very few moments to indulge in carefree fun.

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