In this picture taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, children walk in a courtyard in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. In Hawkantaki, it is the rhythm of the land that shapes the cycle

 

              In this picture taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, children walk in a courtyard in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. In Hawkantaki, it is the rhythm of the land that shapes the cycle
In this picture taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, children walk in a courtyard 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)