The kids of Kathmandu

Barely a few steps out of the door of the hotel this boy came up to me and pointed to the camera.  He stood patiently waiting while I fidgeted with the camera, posed for a shot, excitedly looked at the result on the LCD screen, then ran back to his family with a giant grin on his face.

I knew from that moment that the streets of Kathmandu were going to be a great places to take photos.

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A few kids ask for money in return for posing for photos; a trick learnt from the adults that dress in costume to do the same outside of certain temples. The vast majority however, just want to see themselves on camera.

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Karate stances are by far the most popular among boys.

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I think what I really appreciated is that kids play outside under the collective care of the neighbourhood.

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