Article Photos: Traditions in Chad harm, kill underfed children 12/19

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY DEC 22, 2012 In this Nov. 2, 2012 photo, Muslim men participate in evening prayers in a village in the Mao region of Chad. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments,  which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)