Children of war

Ali Salem el-Faizani, 10, stands at a street corner while working as a traffic cop in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0000008201652" title="Benghazi" href="/topic/international/libya/benghazi-PLGEO0000008201652.topic">Benghazi</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000082" title="Libya" href="/topic/international/libya-PLGEO00000082.topic">Libya</a>. Schools have been closed throughout eastern Libya for nearly two months due to the ongoing civil conflict; some children like Ali are working to pass the time, in his case finding a job via a Boy Scout-like youth troop that's affiliated with the Benghazi traffic police. "I like directing the cars around," Ali says.
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( Chris Hondros, Getty Images / April 15, 2011 )

Ali Salem el-Faizani, 10, stands at a street corner while working as a traffic cop in Benghazi, Libya. Schools have been closed throughout eastern Libya for nearly two months due to the ongoing civil conflict; some children like Ali are working to pass the time, in his case finding a job via a Boy Scout-like youth troop that's affiliated with the Benghazi traffic police. "I like directing the cars around," Ali says.

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