Kiln to work in Afghanistan

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A child lifts bricks as other Afghan labourers work at a brick-making kiln in the countryside outside Herat in western Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
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Labourers earn very little in a ten hour day at the kiln. The majority of brick-makers are internal refugees displaced from their provinces after insurgencies. (Getty Images)
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Child labour is common in brick-making facilities. (Getty Images)
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Parents use their children to assist with easier jobs at the kiln. (Getty Images)
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A child lifts bricks as other Afghan labourers work. (Getty Images)
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Afghan labourers work at a brick-making kiln. (Getty Images)
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The work at the kiln is physically demanding. (Getty Images)
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Child protection agencies have said children work 8-12 hours a day in the kiln. (Getty Images)
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Some youngsters suffer serious injuries like broken bones due to the physical nature of the work.
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Afghanistan is a signatory to the UN Convention on Children's Rights and other treaties which prohibit child labour. (Getty Images)