Children of Africa: Bidemi
The Boston Globe
Bidemi and Sarah
Lagos, Nigeria
Bidemi Ademibo, 13, (left) and her best friend Sarah Olantunde (right) hide out while talking about the violence of Kuramo Village, where they live. Sarah described how she had been raped two weeks earlier. Most young children like Bidemi and Sarah depend on each other for help and sometimes protection.
(Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez)