In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo, An Egyptian child helps his father to load a donkey cart with hay in a farm at the outskirts of Qalyobiya, 45 kilometers ( 27 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.

 

              In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo, An Egyptian child helps his father to load a donkey cart with hay in a farm at the outskirts of Qalyobiya, 45 kilometers ( 27 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.
In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo, An Egyptian child helps his father to load a donkey cart with hay in a farm at the outskirts of Qalyobiya, 45 kilometers ( 27 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian government estimates that some 1.6 million minors work - almost 10 percent of population aged 17 or under, often in arduous conditions. Other experts put the number at nearly twice that. Some child labor activists worry that protections for children could be loosened further under the new constitution still being written. Earlier this month, the Egyptian Coalition for Children's Rights warned that early drafts of the document did not include as firm prohibitions on child labor as past constitutions.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)