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Very compelling image, Richard. A great commentary...and gutsy photograph.
Yeah, it's very sad to see things like that. Life is not so wonderfull for everybody. A lot of kids are treat like this, forced to live and learn twisted point of views from the world. I posted something like that too for the same theme, you can see at tocular.blogspot.com , using the link CHILDHOOD.
WOW. This picture represents to me what's wrong in this world, when children are forced to leave their role and play that of an adult. These issues should not concern children.
I think this image really captures a facet of childhood that is often not represented. I see confusion and ambivalence in the face of the boy trying on a mans role.