November 26, 2009

Girls Laughing, Uganda

Photograph by Leslie Alsheimer

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

It is the light, it is the curl in the corners of the mouth, the sparkle in the eyes, and the unedited and untainted laughter. It is a child that does not yet understand the meaning of poverty. It is the child that has not yet seen the violence and destruction so prevalent in the world. It is the child that lost their mother to AIDS or child birthing complications, yet remains joyous and youthful despite the suffering. Dignity: The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.

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Leigh Gey Van Pittius
Leigh Gey Van Pittius

HI There - I'm wanting to know if this image is copy-written as id love to use it on a page for a little listings magazine i work for in Uganda - can anybody perhaps help me please?  Kindest Leigh

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