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I saw this boy sitting by the side of the rough road that runs through the native market on the way to Mount Entoto and asked the taxi driver to stop. It took a little convincing but he finally did, and I ran back along the road to where I had seen this boy.

There is something about his eyes... I wasn't sure how well he could see, or see me. He was very shy and initially withdrew inside this shed, but (with the help of my interpreter friend) I was able to coax him out from the shadows, and give him a few birr (which he is clutching in his hand) in thanks for letting me take his photograph.

Despite his extreme poverty and ragged clothes, he exuded a sweet gentleness, the memory of which has stayed with me ever since.

I have the 'before' photo in the w/s for comparison. And another w/s of a full body shot.

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