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Last Updated: Thursday April 14 2011 17:11 GMT

Children traffic police in Libya

Child traffic police patrol in Benghazi, Libya

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14-year-old Islam Mohammed Abdulsalam works from 4pm until 9pm every day as a volunteer traffic cop in Benghazi, Libya.

Managing the traffic there isn't exactly easy, but he loves his job and wants to be a professional policeman when he's older.

Islam has been part of an organisation called Friends of Benghazi Traffic Police since it was set up in 2004 - when he was six-years-old.

It was made to help road safety in the city, after lots of accidents were reported, and it also helps paraplegic victims of road incidents.

Because of the riots and the unstable political situation in Libya, schools are closed in Benghazi.