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Photographer Smita Sharma has been chronicling the lives of rape victims in India for years.

Helped by local health workers and non-governmental organisations, Ms Sharma has travelled the length and breadth of the country to meet survivors of rape and record their stories.

The subjects of the photographs, many of them children, have not been identified. All names have been changed in this article.

The gang rape and murder of a student in 2012 in Delhi led to protests and new anti-rape laws in the country. However, brutal sexual attacks against women and children continue to be reported. More than 35,000 rapes were recorded in India in 2014.

Manali, 13

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Manali was kidnapped by a man from a neighbouring village to hers, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh., index latest News this day of events, accidents, crime, law, News unique, Politics, and special reports on the world and International.

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