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The image of this child has long haunted me. He was, essentially, living on the steps of the King’s Tomb in Kabul, Afghanistan. This seemed to be his home and his bed. There was snow on the ground, and on the high ground of the hill where the Tomb is, it was windy and cold. He was the one placid child on the hill, sitting alone and silent on his bed–multiple other Afghan children wearing trays of candy hung around their necks were running after and haranguing us, competing for $2.00 US, indeed shoving and pushing the candy in our faces to win our money.