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The Gardenia Boys: 10-Year-Olds Standing Alone on Street Corners Selling Flowers at Midnight

Most of the time I love my job, but sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it makes it hard to sleep. It's just after midnight in Tripoli, Lebanon. I'm on my way home from a lovely evening in Beirut with friends. I am nearly home. The streets are empty. Out of the car window I catch a glimpse of a little figure. A young boy leaning on a car with one hand, dozing off with a bunch of roses and gardenia flower chains in another.
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