Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bogotá's Children's Day Parade

A few scenes from today's children's parade.

However, along the way, thes indigenous woman and infant were sitting on the sidewalk, begging. In Colombia, 5,000 children die each year from problems caused by malnutrition. 12 percent of Colombian children suffer from chronic malnutrition. And many of those children will suffer reduced lifetime mental development, all according to a recent UNICEF report.

Written by Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours


mauricio forero l said...

One of the best post so far Mike.
I like the way you show how spontaneous and rather happy colombians are. The shots have so much color and life, and yet the last picture of the mother and the baby captures the latent reality of my country. I think this photo is excelent, very human and strong.

Mauricio Forero.

Miguel said...

Thanks very much for your comment Mauricio. Colombians are wonderful people, full of happiness and friendliness.