Article Photos: Lack of food stunts Chad children, damages minds 3/9

In this Nov. 2, 2012 photo, seven-year-old Achta looks at the blackboard during class in the village of Louri in the Mao region of Chad. In this village where malnutrition has become chronic, children have simply stopped growing. In the county that includes Louri, 51.9 percent of children are stunted, one of the highest rates in the world, according to a survey published by UNICEF - more than half the children in the village. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) ORG XMIT: NY872