Gujjar kids from Rajouri district at Sonmarg, Kashmir, India
We met these Gujjar kids on our way to the Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg.
Gujjars are a nomadic tribe of shepherds who move up to the greener pastures in the hills in summer. Come winter, the move down to the plains with their entire households and flocks.
Due to this lifestyle, the children usually miss out on conventional schooling. These kids had attended a nomadic school and as proof, they recited to us the alphabet, numbers and also some song and dance. They were happy to receive chocolates as their reward.
By Sandeepa Chetan (www.sandeepachetan.com)
Old Finnish people with things on their heads. That is all.
(OK, I lied, that is not all. These are part of a funny, gorgeous photo series by Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen called Eyes As Big As Plates, and you should look at as much of it as you possibly can.)
(Also: hat tip, so to speak, to Mr. Benjamin Birdsall.)
I took this where some friends were volunteering at a school in South Africa. During the lunch break I took a walk around the school and saw these 2 messing around outside the boys toilets. I like how the caption matches there behaviour. Boys will be boys!