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A Full Deck of Black Aces

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A Full Deck of Black Aces


Horn of Africa. Famine, drought and conflict have left millions of people needing food, water and healthcare. The UN says that in the last few months, tens of thousands of Somalis have died of causes related to malnutrition. Most of them were children. 
I appreciate the picture is deeply up setting but represents the reality of those children who are starving/dying in Africa, even as you read this. 
Playing cards: the black ace, for some, represents death. 

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  1. Date: 8/14/2011 11:29:00 PM
    peter, just learning of Senryu, i can't comment on the form. It would be more convenient if the text wrapped here. The content however is clear and present. yet another example of flies in the eyes of children. Social responsibility belongs to us all. thank you. ;-|

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 9:05:00 PM
    Nice expressions, Peter