Fatima, 25, is a volunteer for CARE International in Yemen.
A girl comes to a screeching halt on a motorbike. A trio of girls stand proudly with their schoolbooks. Two girls - friends and teammates - offer up a soccer ball for a game. These are scenes of everyday life as presented by the people living it in rural Nepal and Bangladesh.
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Mathura Dhobi remembers his wedding day as a joyous, festive occasion. A band was playing. Everyone was dancing.
Mathura sat on a wooden stool during the ceremony, next to his bride, who was wearing a yellow sari. He’s not sure what they said to each other, if anything.