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Picture of the Day, October 14, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...

In this morning's picture of the day, an Afghan refugee kisses his son outside a temporary mosque in a refugee camp in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) (October 13, 2008) This brings us to what I call the “quotient of one”, that being the love of a father and mother for their children, even in a time of war or civil disruption.

Does anyone, regardless of their cultural or religious heritage, love and nurture their children any less nor hold them any less-closely because of ethnic or cultural differences from you or I? Sometimes, buried beneath the fervor of our own nationalism, we forget there are families, often with infant children behind enemy lines attempting to love and nurture their young, to raise them with what they deem suitable values. It has happened in every war, my friends, for warfare is no respecter of children and innocent people.

Dave




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