Guards

Guards

Boys guarding a sorghum field close to Bisidimo, Harar province, in Ethiopia. The slingshot is used to drive away birds, either by pelting them with stones or by using it as a whip to make noise. It’s a tough job to be on these platforms the whole day and it’s not only boys doing it, but we’ve seen also girls guarding fields. Some put up shawls and other pieces of cloth to get some shade, but most just sit or stand there bearing the hot, harsh sunshine.

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