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IRAQ-TRANSPORT. A boy sits on the window of a locomotive in the city of


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IRAQ-TRANSPORT. A boy sits on the window of a locomotive in the city of

A boy sits on the window of a locomotive in the city of Nasiriyah in Iraqs southern Dhi Qar province on April 3, 2021. (Photo by Asaad NIAZI / AFP)

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In this print captured by Asaad Niazi from Agence France-Presse (AFP), we are transported to the city of Nasiriyah in Iraq's southern Dhi Qar province. The image showcases a young boy perched on the window ledge of a locomotive, seemingly lost in his own world. The juxtaposition between the innocence and curiosity emanating from the child and the powerful machinery behind him is striking. It serves as a poignant reminder of how children can find wonder even amidst challenging circumstances. Nasiriyah, known for its rich history and cultural heritage, provides an evocative backdrop for this snapshot of everyday life. The dusty streets and worn-out buildings hint at both resilience and struggle that have become synonymous with Iraq. As we observe this scene frozen in time, one cannot help but ponder about the dreams that fill this young boy's mind as he gazes into the distance. Perhaps he envisions himself embarking on great adventures or becoming part of something bigger than himself. Through Niazi's lens, we are invited to reflect upon themes such as hope, perseverance, and imagination against a backdrop often overshadowed by conflict and turmoil. This photograph encapsulates not only a moment frozen in time but also serves as a testament to humanity's enduring spirit even within adversity.

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