Even though this little boy in the Congo isn't wearing shoes and is preparing his primitive kitchen stove on this week when so many of us are feasting and giving thanks for all that we have, I love that his body language is still that of a playful little boy. I've seen children in the same position dumping sand in a sandbox or watching dirt pour out of their dumptrucks. For him, with his cocked head and little smile, his imagination is at work while loading the stove with coal.
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A boy loads coal into a brazier at a kitchen in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa November 20, 2006. Results from historic elections in Congo were announced last week as the country tries to end years of conflict.