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A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

What Children and Their Toys Look Like Around the World

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled to 58 countries to photograph kids and their prized possessions.

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Allenah, age 4

El Nido, Philippines

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Arafa and Aisha, age 5

Bububu, Zanzibar

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Maudy, age 3

Kalulushi, Zambia
Maudy, who had no toys, was thrilled when she and her friends found a box of sunglasses on the street; they created a make-believe market, buying and selling to one another.

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Watcharapon, age 3

Bangkok, Thailand

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Enea, age 3

Boulder, Colorado

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Sofia, age 4

Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom

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Shotaro, age 5

Tokyo, Japan

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