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Young rural Swedish boys burning rubber on their car Alvdalen Sweden

Maja Daniels/FT___Picture is part of photo essay in FT Weekend Magazine

In the mists of Alvdalen
Hampus Nyberg (L), 15 years old, and 16-year-old Jens Persson (R) have fun with their friend Fredrik Fornstedt (in the car) and their €˜forest toy€™. The car used to belong to Jens’s grandfather but it now stands in the woods near Fredrik’€™s house, which has a workshop attached to it. Fredrik’€™s father, uncle and brother are all car mechanics. As none of the boys are old enough to drive they mainly take it apart and put it back together again. Occasionally they burn a bit of tyre so they can put new ones back on.