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Praying Hands

In a slum area of Kolkata, India, a small group Bible study is held each week.

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Brittish Styled Architecture

Architecture from the British rule found in Kolkata, India. The streets begins to light up as the night falls and the streets lights and taxi lights begin to turn on at a major intersection of the downtown area of Kolkata.

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Railway Boys

Two former ‘railway boys’ enjoy an afternoon snack. Instead of running away to join the circus, many boys in India run away and join gangs who live in railway stations. These two boys were rescued by believers.

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Faith

A former ‘railway boy’ reads a Bible verse during a morning devotion. Instead of running away to join the circus, many boys in India run away and join gangs who live in railway stations.

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Railway Boys

Railway boys are boys who’ve run away from home. Instead of “joining the circus,” they’ve joined gangs of boys who live in India’s train stations. They travel the country, jumping from train to train and stealing from train passengers.

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Railway Boys

The day starts slowly for these boys who live in railway stations in Kolkata, India. They are close friends with the main gang leader in this railway station. Gang leaders are boys in their late teens or early 20s who often beat and manipulate younger boys. They introduce boys to sniffing glue, creating the dependency they need to stay in control.

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Friday Prayers

Muslims in Kolkata, India, pray during Friday prayers. There isn’t enough room in the mosque, so worshipers spill out onto the street.

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Running Away

Instead of running away to join the circus, many boys in India run away to join gangs in railway stations. They collect bottles and plastic to recycle, and steal for a living and get high on glue. A gang leader takes a portion of the profit.

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