Foot binding was the practice of curling young girls' feet to modify their shape. It was prevalent in ancient China. The bound feet, to about 10 centimeters in size, were considered to be attractive in ancient times due to their small size. With bound feet, a woman's beauty was enhanced and her movement was daintier, which gained the support of both men and women for the practice. Additionally, it showed a girl's status because the rich didn't usually need to work.
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Bewildered and tethered to a window these Chinese children reflect the desperate plight faced by migrant workers in the world's most populous country. Unable to afford even the most rudimentary child care, the parents have to bring their youngsters to work with them. These images were taken in a factory in the city of Jiaxing in the south east of the country where the parents toil for ten hours a day. There are an estimated million migrant workers in China aged between 16 and 40 years old. The parents of these youngsters work in the factory while their children are tied to a workshop window to keep them safe.
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