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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

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