20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Happy Children

Waziristan is home to thousands of Afghan refugee families over the past two decades. I took this photograph in my tribal village of Doag, Wana South Waziristan, near the Afghan border It was in the afternoon when I came across a bunch of refugee children playing. They had built tents out of old cloth and worn out scarves supported by sticks. In one of their tents a young bride was adorned and ready to be married off.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Wana, Waziristan, Pakistan
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Copyright: © Anees Adam