When I was a little girl, I loved to look through the pages of National Geographic. I found it fascinating to look at pictures of people who live around the world, often in circumstances that were very unfamiliar to me. There were so many obvious differences in our lives, but there were often just as many similarities.
To this day, I still love the fact that, no matter the differences in lifestyle, clothing, diet, religious beliefs, or any number of other things, when it comes to children, there is always a common denominator. Kids are kids. It doesn’t matter if they live in a mansion in Beverly Hills or a mud hut in the African desert, there is often a certain spark in their eye or mischievous tone in their smile that seems so familiar.
After being inspired by a BBC Travel Slideshow of Children Around the World, I thought it would be fun to do something similar. Keep reading to see the 20 gorgeous photos that I found of girls from around the world!
And stay tuned, the boys are up next!
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