Article Photos: Lack of food stunts Chad children, damages minds 5/9

In this Nov. 2, 2012 photo, children gather under a sole shade tree as they take a break from class outside their schoolhouse made of reeds in the village of Louri, in the Mao region of Chad. A survey conducted in the country found that 51.9 percent of the children are stunted, one of the highest rates in the world, according to a summary published by UNICEF. Stunting is the result of having either too few calories, too little variety, or both. The struggle that is on display every day in the village's one-room schoolhouse reveals not only the staggering price that these children are paying, but also the price that it has exacted from Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) ORG XMIT: NY875