First Place Nikki Kahn The Washington Post
Jyotsna Patadia, 15, walks a pot of tea out to her parents and uncle on the salt pans of Western India. "It's easier to be a boy," said Jyotsna, who was forced to drop out of school at 10 to help her parents. "They get to go to school."
It is a familiar story in much of the developing world, and in India, where half the women older than 15 are illiterate, twice the rate for men, and millions of poor girls are pulled out of school to help at home..