A Malian soldier speaks to a child looking after camels and goats in a valley near the northern city of Gao on Tuesday. Malian and French forces were on an operation to hunt down militant Islamists who fled the city in January.
Afghanistan's Children of War - In Focus - The Atlantic A girl looks at U. soldiers of the Battalion, Regiment of the Mountain Division as they walk by on a patrol near Camp Florida in eastern Afghanistan, on September (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
The Chadian teenager in this picture is very sick. The average life expectancy in Chad is 17 years old. This is due to lack of money and food. The poor economy and long droughts have contributed to this low life expectancy for the people of Chad.
Fatma Sale, 24, from Fadima Village in Sudan's Blue Nile state rests wish her children minutes after their arrival in Gendrassa #refugee camp, Upper Nile State, Maban County, South Sudan in August, 2012. UNHCR / B. Sokol
French planes pound Islamist camps in north Mali desert