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Manila, Oct 5 (EFE).- Over 24 students in the Philippines began their virtual classes on Monday for a new school year amid a possibility that more than 3 million children from lower-income families, with no access to gadgets and technology, will be left out of the mainstream education.The new academic year, originally scheduled to start in June, began after it was pushed back twice due to the pandemic that has infected 322,500 people and killed more than 5,700.Some 22.5 million students have enrolled in public schools and 2.1 million in private institutions for the new school year, compared to a total of 27.7 million in the previous year. (Camera: ROLEX DELA PENA / MARK CRISTINO).SHOT LIST: STUDENTS AND TEACHERS JOIN VIRTUAL CLASSES IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES.

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