[Marina Beach, July 19. Image via Getty.]

A young Indian girl walks a tightrope to earn a living at Marina Beach in Chennai on July 19, 2009. Child labor in India is a human rights issue where the exploitation of young children for labor is often an accepted practice and perceived as a necessity to alleviate poverty. India accounts for the second highest number where child labour in the world is concerned. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)