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For Kenya's child brides, school offers a break from tradition

Halima's future at 13 was foretold: a pastoralist's daughter, she was married to a man 12 years her senior. Next would surely come the first of many pregnancies, and a life of domestic hardship. Such a destiny is common for girls in Kenya's tough, arid north-east -- but Halima dodged this fate. Instead, she can be seen at the village school, where she stands out, a head taller than her mostly younger classmates, her slender face framed by a bright red hijab, overlooking the crowded classroom.
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