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These pictures were taken by children who worked and lived on the rubbish dumps of Guatemala City.

They made money for their families by collecting from the dumps anything they could sell, this meant they had no time or money to go to school.

Since 1991 they have been trained to take pictures by an international newspaper photo journalist, Nancy McGirr. With the money they make from selling their pictures they can afford to go to school and buy school books.

Tower Hamlets paid them to take these pictures. They were asked to take pictures that show children's rights.

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