16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Former Child Soldier Is Released From the Army

A former child soldier is released in Yambio, South Sudan as part of a joint initiative to return children to their families. About 900 children were released, but it is estimated that over 19,000 children have been recruited into the armed forces during South Sudan's brutal civil war that started in 2013.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Yambio , South Sudan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Stefanie Glinski
Photo of the Day: 08.07.18
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