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PORT SHEPSTONE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 31: Bongekile Ntuli (L), 11-years-old, stands with her two younger siblings January 31, 2002 in a rural area outside Port Shepstone, South Africa. Bongekile has allegedly been sexually abused by her stepfather and two of his brothers for a long time. The abuse started when her mother was sick of an Aids related disease. Her little brother, Nkosingiphile (C), has also been abused. Both Bongekile and Nkosingiphile have been infected with HIV by the men. Their mother died in 2001 and the children now live with an aunt and a grandmother. The South African police had about 22,000 reported cases reported of child rape or attempted rape in 2001. The country is struggling with an increasing number of rapes and sexual abuse of young children. In addition, the country has the highest number of rapes in the world. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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