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"The International Labor Organization" (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, says on its website: "Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights." The World Day Against Child Labor was launched as a way to highlight the plight of these children and support governments and social organizations in their campaigns against child labor.
The hands of an Afghan child, at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where some children work from 8am to 5 pm daily, May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 23, 2009. About 20 children are employed by the factory and most of them work for 12 hours a day.
An Indian migrant boy works in a sari factory in Katmandu, Nepal, on June 12, 2012.
A Burmese girl carries cement on her head as she works at a construction site for a new hotel December 6, 2011 in NayPyiTaw, Burma.
Four-year-old Jacques Monkotan pounds stones in a excavation in Dassa-Zoume, some 200km north of Cotonou, Benin, on February 25, 2007.
A Bangladeshi boy works at an aluminum pot making factory in Dhaka, on April 19, 2012. A (UNICEF) report found that more than 6.3 million children under the age of 14 are working in Bangladesh.
A young boy cleans parts of a truck in New Delhi, India, on June 12, 2012.
A boy from the Darfur region makes mud blocks in Khartoum, Sudan, on September 17, 2011.
A child harvests coffee beans in Honduras, on December 20, 2010. Honduras, a country that hopes to become the first coffee exporter in Central America, does not regulate child labor.
A child worker shovels freshly harvested coffee beans at a plantation in El Paraiso, Honduras, on February 4, 2011.
A Cambodian girl prepares bricks to dry under the sunlight at a brick factory in Chheuteal village, Kandal province, Cambodia, on May 2, 2011.
A boy works at a coal depot on April 16, 2011 near Lad Rymbai, in the district of Jaintia Hills, India.
A child laborer tries to hide behind a loom as Save the Childhood Movement, along with police, raid a factory in New Delhi, India, on October 23, 2008. 34 child laborers were rescued from the embroidery factory.
A young Indian bonded child laborer gives details to a police officer after being rescued during a raid by the Childhood Movement, at a garment factory in New Delhi, India, on June 12, 2012.
An Afghan boy drives a horse cart to pick up bricks ready for firing in the brick oven on November 6, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A boy cuts roses in a greenhouse in Cruz Blanca, San Juan Sacatepequez, 50 km (31 miles) from Guatemala City, on May 7, 2012.
Sixteen-year-old prostitute Maya waits for a customer inside her small room at Kandapara brothel in Tangail, a northeastern city of Bangladesh, on March 5, 2012. She earns about 300-500 Taka per day ($3.66- $6.11) serving around 15-20 customers every day.
Eleven-year-old Shefali, a prostitute, has her eyebrow threaded in front of Kandapara brothel in Tangail, Bangladesh, on March 5, 2012. Shefali was born in Kandapara brothel as her mother was also a prostitute. She has to serve around 20-25 customers per day. Shefali doesn't know how much she earns as her Madam takes away all of her income. In exchange she gets food three times in a day and some gifts occasionally.
An Iraqi boy works in an ice factory in Baghdad's Sadr City on May 4, 2008.
An Indian boy hangs clothes after dying them at a dye factory in Mumbai, India, on June 12, 2012.
Pakistani Naginah Sadiq, 5, carries clay while working in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 12, 2012. Naginah earns 250 Rupees ($2.77 US) per day according to her father.
A child laborer dries raw leather at the Hajaribagh tannery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, February 3, 2012.
Girls react as they are rescued from a factory in Dongguan, in China's southern Guangdong province, on April 28, 2008. China was investigating whether hundreds of children, most aged between 9 and 16, were sold to factories in the southern province of Guangdong over the past five years to work as virtual slave laborers, state media said.
An Iraqi girl rides a donkey pulling a load of bricks at a brick factory in southern Iraq, on May 20, 2010.
Shaheen, 10, works in an aluminum factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 16, 2009.
Habib, 8, works at a metal workshop which makes propellers for ships at a shipbuilding yard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 10, 2012.