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One year on, a 5 year old boy recalls Pakistan flood

Adrees Latif / Reuters

Two photographs of Inamullah taken almost a year apart.

Reuters photographer Adrees Latif this week returned to the home of Inamullah, a young Pakistani boy he had first photographed last year. Inamullah's family were forced out of their home by the devastating 2010 floods which ravaged one-fifth of the country.

In the first picture above, taken on August 1, 2010, Inamullah, 4, sits on top of furniture and household items recovered in his family courtyard hours after they returned to their home in Nowshera, northwest Pakistan.

In the second picture, dated July 26, 2011, Inamullah, poses for a portrait in the same courtyard. "I remember the water, it took my toys. I miss them the most," the now five-year-old Inamullah said.

Ikramullah, the boy's father, said their 25-member family survived by taking refuge on a nearby hilltop for four days. When the first picture was taken, they had just returned to their home. "[Inamullah] is the most confident amongst his peers. But when it starts to rain, he cries in fear of another flood," his father said.

Adrees Latif / Reuters

Two photographs of Ikramullah, Inamullah's father. Top, as he returned to his pen to find his livestock killed by floodwaters in Nowshera, northwest Pakistan, on August 1, 2010; and bottom, posing for a portrait in front of the same brick wall on July 26, 2011.

Last year's floods killed 2,000, left 11 million homeless and affected the lives of another 7 million, Reuters reported. Pakistan is still struggling to recover from $10 billion in damages to infrastructure, irrigation systems, bridges, houses and roads.

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