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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
"Jumping For Joy"

I was traveling in the Philippines and while walking along Manila Bay, I happened across this amazing scene of brothers and sisters playing amidst the remains of an old wooden pier. A girl helps her sister up. A boy and friends cheer the aerial display of his brother. As I stood watching alongside smiling parents, I realized how amazing Filipino families are and their willingness to help others and innate ability to enjoy the simple things in life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Manila, Philippines
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Jarrett Laabs