Raheem Salman / Los Angeles Times
Karrar Raad, 12, works in a muffler shop in Sadr City. His brother Allawi, who is only 10, works in the adjacent garage. The owner offered them work, paying about $3 a day, after he saw them scavenging for cans a dangerous living in bomb-prone Baghdad. Their father is ill and has no job, so the two are the breadwinners for a family of 10.
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