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You see them everywhere, yet you prefer to ignore them. They polish your shoes, clean your car, deliver tea, sell roses at traffic signals, hawk newspapers and shiny trinkets on the train and even sift through toxic garbage piles to recycle plastic waste.

They are the street children of Mumbai, numbering in thousands. Local NGOs put their number at 20,000, but the United Nations estimates that there are about 2.5 lakh street children in Mumbai. According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, India has the largest number of street children in the world — around 18 million.
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