In this picture taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, children play in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. In Hawkantaki, it is the rhythm of the land that shapes the cycle of life and cr

 

              In this picture taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, children play in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. In Hawkantaki, it is the rhythm of the land that shapes the cycle of life and cr
In this picture taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, children play in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. In Hawkantaki, it is the rhythm of the land that shapes the cycle of life and crucially, when they marry their daughters. Even at the best of times, one out of every three girls in Niger marries before her 15th birthday, among the highest rates of child marriage in the world. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)