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Will the homeless kids of the Central African Republic be pulled back into the country’s simmering conflict?

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LEARNING THE HARD WAY: Children at a school in a refugee camp in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. The country is the worst place in the world to be young, according to a recent report.
JEROME DELAY/AP

YOUNG GUNS

THE STREET children appear suddenly. Some emerge from the tall grass; others hop over a crumbling wall. Soon dozens of homeless kids and teenagers have assembled on the steps of an old, unused open-air stadium in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic (CAR). Seven-year-olds sit down and tuck their bare legs inside their sweaters. Some of the older kids have legs pockmarked by scabs, burns and scars.

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