Islamic student Fali Ba holds a copy of the Koran at a Koranic school on the outskirts of Senegal's capital Dakar

 
Islamic student Fali Ba holds a copy of the Koran at a Koranic school on the outskirts of Senegal
Fali Ba, 10, a Talibe or Islamic student, holds a copy of the Koran at a Dara, or Koranic school, in Pikine on the outskirts of Senegal's capital Dakar, May 7, 2008. Often runaways, Talibes beg on the streets collecting alms for a marabout, or religious leader, in return for food, accommodation and Koranic learning as part of Senegal's Mouride sect of Islam. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SENEGAL)