Six-year-old Nibras Tahseen and his 7-year-old sister, Shahad have never gone to school. Instead, they sit at home all day in their grandmother's one-room flat in central Baghdad. Both of their parents are dead. Nibras's grandmother often ties his leg to their one piece of furniture so that he can't run outside and dirty his clothes playing in the muddy streets outside their building.
Six-year-old Nibras Tahseen and his 7-year-old sister, Shahad have never gone to school. Instead, they sit at home all day in their grandmother's one-room flat in central Baghdad. Both of their parents are dead. Nibras's grandmother often ties his leg to their one piece of furniture so that he can't run outside and dirty his clothes playing in the muddy streets outside their building. Corinne Reilly / MCT
Six-year-old Nibras Tahseen and his 7-year-old sister, Shahad have never gone to school. Instead, they sit at home all day in their grandmother's one-room flat in central Baghdad. Both of their parents are dead. Nibras's grandmother often ties his leg to their one piece of furniture so that he can't run outside and dirty his clothes playing in the muddy streets outside their building. Corinne Reilly / MCT

Iraq's unschooled children evidence of devastation's depth

October 21, 2008 3:21 PM