Cast in Mud: Child Laborers
of Cairo


Finlay: This is near the end of a workday, at 4:30 or 5:00, and the boys are weary after lifting hundreds of bowls. The boy on the right has layers of bags under his eyes. At the left, his partner is caked in clay; it's in his ears and running down his back.

Young workers lack the strength and stamina of adult laborers; their exhaustion makes them more susceptible to disease, stress and accidents on the job.

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