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November 2011

Children in Development: from Distress to Hope

Maria Cristina Gallegos's picture

The photo, “Children From Poisoned City,” shows three children joyfully playing “elastic,” a game in which two people hold each end of an expanded piece of elastic, while a third person jumps over it.  The children are surrounded by a clear sky and an empty building.

At first glance, this seems to be an enjoyable moment, children playing… clear sky… but if we look closer, and note the description of the photo, we will start to understand the message behind it.