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These children were very excited to have their pictures taken with a G.I. and simultaneously to steal a $15 pen literally right off my shirt. Considering the difficulties of actual survival they face

These children were very excited to have their pictures taken with a G.I. and simultaneously to steal a $15 pen literally right off my shirt. Considering the difficulties of actual survival they face on a daily basis, I didn't begrudge them the pen.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2012
Date Uploaded: 07.2012
Photo Location: Afghanistan
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Benjamin Ponting