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Last Updated: Monday, 5 September 2005, 09:23 GMT 10:23 UK
Audio Slideshow: Coming of age
On the cusp of growing up, how much of a voice do teenagers have? How much of a voice should they have? Who do they think are the dominant influences in their lives?

Fifteen-year-old Andrea Castro from Bogota, Colombia goes through a ceremonial rite of passage to adulthood.

Does she feel ready for the responsibilities this entails, and will she have any more control over her own decisions now?