Mirian Cristina Andres, 12, carries a load of firewood to her home in San Miguel Acatan in the western highlands of Guatemala. Extreme poverty in the area means many children are required to work at a very young age.

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Mirian Cristina Andres, 12, carries a load of firewood to her home in San Miguel Acatan in the western highlands of Guatemala. Extreme poverty in the area means many children are required to work at a very young age.

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