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Street children in Kathmandu

These photos moved today of homeless children who use the open space outside a temple in Kathmandu as their home. According to Reuters, Association for Protection of the Children, a child aid agency, provides food, basic education and shelter to street children whose number is rising in the streets of the Nepali capital, a growing problem in one of the world's poorest countries.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

Subash Thapa, 12, a homeless child engages in drawing near a temple in Kathmandu on Friday, Jan. 28.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

Yamu Budhamagar, 8, a homeless child stands under the sun near a temple in Kathmandu, Jan. 28. The open space outside the temple is his home. Association for Protection of the Children, a child aid agency, provides food, basic education and shelter to street children whose number is rising in the streets of the Nepali capital, a growing problem in one of the world's poorest countries.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

Ashok Karki, 8, center, a homeless child engages in drawing near a temple in Kathmandu Jan. 28, 2011. The open space outside the temple is his home.