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HEAVEN IS A PLAYGROUND
December 11, 2009
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December 11, 2009

Heaven Is A Playground

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SOCCER

Children kicked a soccer ball around on July 17 on a slope in eastern Kabul, above a Shia mosque and the largest Shia graveyard in the city. According to the United Nations, more than 60,000 children have to work in the streets of Kabul to survive because their parents were either killed in Afghanistan's conflicts or are alive but unable to care for them.

"THIS PART OF KABUL IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO TAKE PHOTOS OF DAILY LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN. I WANDERED AROUND IT WHILE WAITING TO START MY EMBEDDING WITH U.S. TROOPS IN THE SOUTH. WHEN THE CHILDREN SAW ME WITH THE CAMERA, THEY WENT CRAZY, AND I HAD TO TAKE A PHOTO OF EACH ONE OF THEM."

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EMILIO MORENATTI

AP

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