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Misery's child, a boy endures a cluster of flies. One in three infants in the Sahel will not reach the age of five. Survivors often bear signs of malnutrition: slow growth and reflexes, missing teeth, dry skin.
Sahel Desert, Mali, 1986.
National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 172, No. 2, pgs. 168-169, August 1987, Africa's Sahel; The Stricken Land
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