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The coin fishers of Ganges

Millions of Hindu pilgrims visit the Indian city of Haridwar to make wishes for a better afterlife. They offer gold, silver, coins and other valuable items to the River Ganges. At only eight-years-old, Golu is a coin fisher. Risking his life on a daily basis, Golu, like hundreds of other impoverished children, comes to the River in search of precious coins to make ends meet.

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