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Kusum Devi, 10, sits amongst other snake charmer's children in Naraina gaon, Titana village, Samalkha town, Haryana, India on 15th June 2012. Kusum walks to and from her school daily, one kilometer away from her village. When she is not schooling, she takes care of her family and their livestock. India's snake charmer communities suffer from a loss of livelihood because of stringent wildlife laws and are forced to resort to begging or working as daily wage labourers. A new program to encourage the snake charmer's children to attend school is underway, to keep them from becoming daily-wage child labourers or joining their parents in scavenging and begging in cities. Photo by Suzanne Lee for The National