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Prostitute Maya, longing to leave Daulatdia and return to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Prostitution is as old as history itself, and today it takes many forms, from dangerous streetwalking to five-star luxury. In the developing world, many young girls are sold into sex slavery and face a lifetime of disease and destitution. Meet Maya, one of roughly 2,000 prostitutes in a Bangladeshi sex slum who service passing truckers for around $4 an hour.