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    Posted April 7, 2014 by
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    Splashing Around


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     smish told me she captured this image in March: 'The whole scene was quite memorable, actually. I was in the Congo to take pictures emphasizing the strength of women. We pulled off the side of the dirt road to be able to shoot a few women washing large loads of laundry in the river, all while balancing a baby on their backs. While the youngest of children stayed with their mothers, the majority of kids splashed in the river, clearly enjoying their after-school time. I had a smile on my face the entire time as the children jumped in and out, splashing each other and laughing non-stop. While in the Congo, I loved taking photos of children, but I especially enjoyed this scene because it's not often that a foreign photographer is able to capture children playing without disrupting the fun and games.'

    This iReport was featured as the travel photo of the day on July 2, 2014.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    While capturing stills for the production of IMAGINE CONGO, a feature documentary exploring the strength and resilience of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we found a group of village children playing in the river outside of Kiwanja, while the local women washed laundry nearby.

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