March 1979 - Child performers in a traveling circus in Haryana, India. Passersbys throw coins to a mother who balances her toddler atop a 13-foot-long pole from her chin. Child labor as seen around the world between 1979 and 1980 - Photographer Jean Pierre Laffont, touched by the suffering of child workers, chronicled their plight in 12 countries over the course of one year. Laffont was awarded The World Press Award and Madeline Ross Award among many others for his work.
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