Snips and Snails: Images of Boys from Around the WorldMeghan Gesswein
When I was originally searching for images for last month’s slideshow, and my original concept of children from around the world, there were so many amazing photos that I found it incredibly hard to choose which ones to use. In the end, I decided to break up the posts between boys and girls, which would allow me to share even more amazing images of kids.
Last month I shared twenty amazing images of girls from around the world. This month, we’re going to give the stage to the boys. As the mother of three boys, I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the little buggers, even with all the rough housing, dirt and general mischief that comes along with them.
Turns out, boys the world over are pretty much just like boys from the good ole’ USofA. I’m not surprised by that, are you?
You can see the full slideshow below.
Indonesia 1 of 17Friendship is universal.
Photo Credit: Rosino via Flickr
Peru 2 of 17You can practically feel the heritage and culture that are present in this photo.
Photo Credit: Guillebot via Flickr
United States of America 3 of 17There's nothing more American than a gaggle of boys on their way to a baseball game. Except, maybe, if they were eating apple pie or spitting watermelon seeds.
Photo Credit: Meghan Gesswein
Uzbekistan 4 of 17Boys and their dogs...a perfect pairing world wide.
Photo Credit: Giorgio Montersino via Flickr
Egypt 5 of 17Leave it to boys to find somewhere dangerous to play.
Photo Credit: Ahron de Leeuw via Flickr
India 6 of 17There is mischievousness dripping from this photo.
Photo Credit: McKay Savage via Flickr
Iraq 7 of 17The happiness on the boy's faces, juxtaposed with the stark reminder that they live in a conflict zone, makes this photo bittersweet.
Photo Credit: The US Army via Flickr
Tanzania 8 of 17Boys and their toys...trucks are trucks no matter how crudely they're constructed.
Photo Credit: Seyemon via Flickr
Madagascar 9 of 17I adore the protective arm the older boy (brother perhaps?) has around the baby. So sweet.
Photo Credit: Steve Evans via Flickr
Tajikistan 10 of 17I can only imagine the shenanigans these boys get into.
Photo credit: Steve Evans via Flickr
Thailand 11 of 17According to the photo caption, this boy is a member of a hill tribe and is taking part in a traditional dance. He seems to take his role very seriously.
Photo Credit: Steve Evans via Flickr
Tibet 12 of 17I find every aspect of this photo, from the background to the children's clothes, intriguing. The Tiger Woods hat on the bigger boy slays me.
Photo Credit: ^^æ˜Ÿç¿¼^^ via Flickr
Ireland 13 of 17Playing chess, a time honored tradition the world over. Although, these boys don't look too into it at the moment.
Photo Credit: North Ireland Assembly via Flickr
Bali 14 of 17Participating in a Hindu ceremony...and goofing off, too.
Photo Credit: Jeda Villa Bali via Flickr
Republic of the Congo 15 of 17These children are living, under harsh conditions (to say the least), at the Mugunga Refugee camp.
Photo Credit: Julien Harneis via Flickr
Ecuador 16 of 17You know what they say about a boy and his dog...I mean, chickens. It looks like this lad is taking his duties very seriously.
Photo Credit: Sara Yeomans via Flickr
Morocco 17 of 17Boys will be boys.
Photo Credit: Alex E Proimos via Flickr
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