Adam Dean/Panos Pictures

Bima, Sumbawa, Indonesia

Abdul Gani (35, 2nd from right) bathes his injured nephew Firmansyah (8) in a camp near the racecourse where they are based during the preliminary stages of the 'Regional Police Chief's Cup 2019'. Firmansyah fell from his mount during a race but returned to riding a day after his accident.

Racing is deeply rooted in the island's culture but the use of children, usually aged between 5-10, as jockeys is controversial with activists seeing it as a human right's issue but supporters claiming it is a tradition that offers financial rewards to impoverished families.

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Adam Dean/Panos Pictures
Bima, Sumbawa
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
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