The Army Of Urchins Occupying Hanoi

It is dawn, and Bui Van Ly is getting ready for work. He steps over a carpet of frail children sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder, brushes off his frayed Adidas track suit, grabs a stack of newspapers, and heads out to Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of Hanoi to sell enough tabloids to buy food for the day. "I used to be a beggar," says the 12-year-old proudly.

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