21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Toys in a Tent

In February of this year, a big earthquake struck Antakya, Turkey. This photo was taken in a camp set up by volunteers in Antakya, where they created a space for children's activities. However, the facilities are extremely rudimentary, mostly consisting of temporary tents, and the sanitary conditions are not good. As I looked through the seams of the tent, I happened to witness this scene. The toys are somewhat harrowing, poignant, and I feel a little bleak when I think of these children playing in such an environment.

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Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: antakya, Türkiye
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