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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Face of Poverty

This child was selling rocks along a path near the ruins of Petra. When he saw our water bottles he indicated clearly that he was parched. His eagerness to drink was sad and touching. For an American traveler, this child represents the poverty and hardship in a troubled world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Originally known as Raqmu, a historical city in southern Jordan, Jordan
Camera: DSC-HX90V
Copyright: © Robert Keith