228. Managua, Nicaragua 1997

Child lives in earth quake ruins

I had arrived in the night without knowing anyone in the totally 
darkened Managua only lightened up by burning tires and the light
 from a few cars. Former Sandinistas and Contras ran around with 
sub-machine guns, so I was terribly afraid of attackers as I fumbled 
around to find a place to live in the ruins. But next morning the sun was 
shining and everything breathed peace and idyll in the ruins where the 
children lived and played. I was only there for one day, but it was a day I
 will never forget.

 

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