The children of International Women’s Day

These are a few of the adorable faces of the Afghan children I met at the International Women’s Day celebration in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012. A few of the children were camera-shy and hid themselves; others were fascinated by my camera and followed me around as I took photos. I had a digital display on the back on my camera and, after taking a child’s picture, I would show them the display with their picture. Their eyes would get so big and their faces would light up. Truly amazing experiences for all of us.

A young Afghan boy smiles at the Celebration of the International Women’s Day in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

 

A grandfather holds his granddaughter at the Celebration of the International Women’s Day in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

 

A group of local Afghan girls sing at the Celebration of the International Women’s Day sponsored by the Balkh Doctorate of Women’s Affairs in Bahlk Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

 

A group of local Afghan children sing at the Celebration of the International Women’s Day sponsored by the Balkh Doctorate of Women’s Affairs in Bahlk Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

 

A young boy stands with his toy gun in the doorway of a shop in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

 

A young singer smiles before her performance at the International Women’s Day in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

 

A group of Afghan girls welcomes visitors to the International Women’s Day celebration in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

Three Afghan girls welcome visitors to the International Women’s Day celebration in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

A group of young Afghan girls performs a song at the International Women’s Day celebration in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.

One thought on “The children of International Women’s Day

  1. Like the intense colors of the Afghan clothing. Wonder about these children’s fates after we pull out of Afghanistan. Most war journals from male perspective are very gruesome, like seeing it from female perspective. Gives some hope that we are accomplishing something over there.

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