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Elaph Bijo is only 2 years old but already knows it’s too dangerous for her to play in the street. She says her mother forbids it, for fear of snipers. Instead, she stays inside her half-destroyed house, along with her six siblings and parents. She says she hopes to be a teacher one day, like her mom.