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Alms Box Of A Young Shoeless Talibe In Mali Stock Photo 492556639Poverty,Education,Adult,Adults Only,Alms,Barefoot,Color Image,Day,Djenne,High Angle View,Horizontal,Human Body Part,Human Leg,Human Limb,Limb,Low Section,Mali,One Man Only,One Person,Outdoors,Part Of,People,Photography,Plastic,Social Issues,Standing,StripedPhotographer Philippe MarionCollection: Moment © 2010 Phil MarionA young and shoeless Talibe stands next to his plastic alms pail. A talibe is a student of Islam, who may study in a madrasa or with a religious teacher. In Mali talibes are religious students or followers of specific religious sect or teacher. Talibes traditionally live with a marabout, helping him with labor in exchange for their education in the Qur'an. These talibes may come from poor or rich families. Due to the ascetic nature of the traditional education the young boys often rely on the alms of local families in the form of food.