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FILE In this Aug. 31, 2010 file photo, Quranic students memorize verses in the Quranic school where they live and study, in the Camberene neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal. Senegal's president Macky Sall said Monday, March 4, 2013, that the government will close all Islamic schools that do not meet basic safety standards, after nine children in a Quranic school died in a fire Sunday. Senegal has an estimated tens of thousands of young Quranic students, known as 'talibes,' who live in rudimentary conditions and spend their days begging on Senegal's streets for their Quranic teachers. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

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