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When staff writer Nadya Labi and photographer Anthony Suau arrived at a transit center for refugees in Conakry, Guinea to report on children separated from their parents by the decade-long West African turmoil, they were welcomed with an unusual performance. The camp's children acted out the experiences that brought them there: how they witnessed the murder of a parent, how they were dragged into the army, how they were raped, how they ultimately found their way into the hands of international aid agencies. "It was difficult to watch," says Suau, who is based in Paris. "It's hard to imagine that we...

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