Childhood

TOPSHOTS Children play on a burned tank ...TOPSHOTS Children play on a burned tank which formerly belonged to M23 rebel soldiers, in Kimbumba, on October 31, 2013. The day before, DR Congo troops captured the last stronghold of M23 rebels in the troubled east of the country, raising hopes of a return to the negotiating table.  AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR D. KANNAHJunior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

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Children play on a burned tank in Kimbumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday Congolese troops captured the last stronghold of M23 rebels in the troubled east of the country, raising hopes of a return to the negotiating table. Read more

An Afghan refugee boy and his sister enjoy a ride on an improvised swing, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.

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An Afghan refugee boy and his sister enjoy a ride on an improvised swing, in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the UN refugee agency. Thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. Read more