Photo Gallery On the Scrap Heap

People in the West throw away millions of old computers every year. Hundreds of thousands of them end up in Africa, where children try to eke out a living by selling the scrap. But the toxic elements in the waste are slowly poisoning them.
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Foto: Clemens Höges
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Foto: Clemens Höges
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Foto: Clemens Höges
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Foto: Clemens Höges
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Foto: Clemens Höges
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Foto: Clemens Höges/DER SPIEGEL
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Foto: Clemens Höges/DER SPIEGEL
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Foto: Clemens Höges/DER SPIEGEL