Children of the world

These pictures, from today's news, show children who are worlds apart - not just in terms of geographical location but also in terms of fortune.

This one shows Japan's three-year-old Prince playing with a rabbit at a zoo.

These children are playing football in a slum in Rio de Janeiro.

This Palestinian boy in a refugee camp in the West Bank is dressed up in military uniform and playing with a toy gun.

This child and his mother, displaced by fighting in Pakistan's South Waziristan province, are queueing to receive aid.

This picture shows two children and their mother at the site of a car bomb in Baghdad, Iraq.

Apparently, who a child is and where he is from matters a great deal.

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