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Children at Play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by stevemccurry
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Tanks become toys in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1994

No matter how dire the situation, how dangerous the environment, children need to play.

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Children play on an anti-aircraft gun near Beirut, Lebanon, 1982

Whether it is splashing in puddles or climbing on abandoned tanks, their world of make believe is almost as important as food and shelter.

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Boys playing football in flooded pastures, Bangladesh, 1983

“Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” - Heraclitus

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Children play next to an abandoned freighter, Sitwe, Myanmar (Burma), 1995

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Two children play a game by a road, India, 1993

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Young Cambodian boys play in the ruins of Preah Khan near Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 1999

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Young monks at play, Burma, 1994

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Yemen, 1997

“Child’s play is the exultation of the possible.” – M. Buber

Children of War

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2009 by stevemccurry

Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone.

“It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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AFGHN-10083, Afghanistan, 1992

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Kabul, Afghanistan, 1993

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Luzon, Philippines, 1986

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Beirut, Lebanon, 1982

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Kuwait City, 1991

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A landmine victim, Pul i Khumri, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

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Shepherd boy at Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, 1991

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Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1985

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Child with Dutch Soldier, Afghanistan, 2002

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Tamil Tigers recruits during training, west of Batticola, Sri Lanka, 199

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Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

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