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Children sing in their first day of classes in a school in Managua, on February 2, 2010. 1.6 million Nicaraguan children began classes today in schools across the country, in the beginning of the school year 2010, after an intense campaign to achieve the greatest possible number of students enrolled, according to government reports. Around half a million children and adults have been taught to read and write in Nicaragua in the last three years with the support of Cuba, Venezuela and other cooperating countries, said Monday Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Monday as he inaugurated the school year. AFP PHOTO/ Elmer MARTINEZ (Photo credit should read ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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