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Waiting for the doctor's call: Volunteers take healthcare to Transylvanian children

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Children wait for an eye examination in the kindergarten of Lunca de Sus in Transylvania, Romania. Volunteer doctors travel around Hargita county twice a year to examine and treat children in need at local hospitals and schools. Pictures taken between May 7 and May 10, 2012 and made available today.

European Pressphoto Agency photographer Balazs Mohai followed a group of volunteer doctors and dentists this month as they dispensed treatment to children living in rural communities in Romania's Hargita county, part of the historical region of Transylvania. 

The International Children's Safety Service sends a team of medical professionals around Hargita twice a year to examine and treat children in need at local hospitals and schools, irrespective of national, political or religious affiliation.

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Volunteers Adrienn Szabo, left, and Eniko Grozdics examine children in a kindergarten in Armaseni.

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Volunteer dentists Daniel Kepes, left, and Kiyan Ojtun Arda examine a boy in Sandominic.

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A girl waits for an eye examination in the kindergarten of Lunca de Sus.

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Children play outside a kindergarten in Armaseni as they wait for a medical examination.

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Volunteer medical workers have dinner in Sandominic after completing their work for the day.