Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Child of a polio victim

An African boy looks up at the camera.

His father is disabled and he’s playing with his father’s crutches.

The family live on a $1 a day and these crutches are the only ‘toys’ the boy has to play with.

For this week’s WordPress photo challenge on the theme of ‘Up’,  I’m wondering what is uppermost in this boy’s mind at the moment I took the photograph.

Where is Peace?

English: A school in Koindu damaged during the...
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Koidu, Sierra Leone. The main road through the...
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An illustration of liberated slaves arriving i...
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Sierra Leone_Kissy Town 2
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A radio listener in rural Kailahun Sierra Leone.
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English: Street in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
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Satellite image of Sierra Leone
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Freetown (Sierra Leona)
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I struggled to make sense of the world in which I lived until I went to Sierra Leone to work for peace.