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Remnants of War

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A former soldier eats lunch in his bedroom that he shares with eight other children at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Former militia member Seregundo Buzeco waits for lunch at a transit center in Goma, Congo. Over 35,000 children were forced to become fighters over the past decade in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Deputy director Francoise Aradjabu gives comfort to a former child soldier as they take a walk at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Former militia member Mwisha Ndeko, 15, spends extra time in the classroom at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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A former militia member uses lava rock to compute his math in the classroom at a transit center in Goma, Congo. The lava is from a 2002 eruption that covered half of the city. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Former child soldiers play cards before lunch at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Former child soldiers learn mathematics during class with support from UNICEF at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Bubu, who doesn’t speak or hear, peers around a gap in a structure where they cook dinners at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Former child soldiers play soccer, some barefoot, on a bed of broken lava rock at a transit center in Goma, Congo. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Mandevu Mujambo, 16, a former member of the Congolese Rally for Democracy, a Rwanda-backed militia, walks with the help of crutches at a transit center in Goma, Congo. Mujambo was shot by his own commander in a fit of rage. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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