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In this photo taken Thursday, June 10, 2010, workers arrange newly manufactured soccer shoes at a manufacturing unit on the outskirts of Jalandhar, India. A report by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), just days ahead of the start of the World Cup soccer tournament, said that Asian workers who stitch nearly all the world's soccer balls have seen little improvement in lives dominated by poverty. After over a decade of promised reforms from the sporting goods industry, extensive use of child labor and debt bondage in the production of soccer balls continue in the two Indian villages of Jalandhar and Meerut, according to an earlier report by ILRF. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)