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    365 from the archive~ day 28~ Congo
    Working children is a concept that is becoming more and more foreign to us in the western world, but in developing countries, young children are often forced to join the work force. I find myself showing these images to my daughter on several occasions when a reality check and a need for the right perspective on life is needed.

    These boys were paused near one of the wall murals that UNICEF paints on the city streets to educate children through art. It seems to be the right way to deliver a message, as I saw the children totally absorbed in deciphering the message until they saw me and diverted their attention to act playful for the camera.

    Levels Nature, >>>ASIF<<<, steeladw, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. =Mirjam= 24 months ago | reply

      Your series is just awesome!

    2. wh;te [deleted] 24 months ago | reply

      Impressive photo work, again if I haven't mentionned it already.
      "Working children is a concept that is becoming more and more foreign to us in the western world, ...", what is not becoming distant and foreign with our eyes fixed on TV and our minds educated with ads?

    3. Andrea HdG 24 months ago | reply

      Amazing!! Love the idea of educating through art

    4. tleroith 24 months ago | reply

      this is excellent. Nice work!

    5. >>>ASIF<<< 24 months ago | reply

      nice one mimo

    6. steeladw 24 months ago | reply

      Great street shot Mimo

    7. Memo@ 24 months ago | reply

      I like it very much. It is mooving..

    8. Sarah Lucas Photography [deleted] 24 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot

    9. Kathy_9 24 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot and I love the playfulness of the children in spite of the hard work they are doing. Some kids think it's a real chore to put their dirty dishes in the sink or dishwasher.

    10. coollessons2004 24 months ago | reply

      Kids will be kids, even they are forced to be adults. Thanks again, Mimo for the image and the reminder.

    11. Patty Maher 24 months ago | reply

      Definitely a good reminder and a wonderful shot!

    12. rstanard 24 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo.

    13. GerardPhoto 24 months ago | reply

      Another one :) what a brilliant scene !!

    14. lucianomancini 24 months ago | reply

      another great street shot!

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