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A classroom at Khelaghar, India

This is a photo of children and their teacher in a classroom at Khelaghar. The classroom is a round structure with a low wall, open sides and a thatch roof supported on bamboo poles. The teacher is sitting on a chair and the children are on the low wall.

Burnett, Tina Mast

A group of long-term MDSers

This is a photo of a group of long-term MDSers standing outside First Mennonite Church Johnstown, PA. They are (left to right): Ruth Hess, Paul Hess, Joan Barkman, Lawerence Toews, Gary George, Arnie Lehn, Elon Beck, Ocala Beck, Bessie Miller and Lester Miller.

Barkman, Joan

A mobile saw in Zaire

This is a photo of three men using a mobile saw, at Tshikapa, to cut a log. This is inexpensive and efficient for developing countries. Horizontal and vertical blades move on a frame while the log remains stationary. The saw is powered by a VW engine and pulled to the location by the pick-up truck.

Dyck, Ernest, 1922-2009

A peace sculpture

This is a photo of a sculpture in Juba, southern Sudan, built after the 1955 to 1972 war between north and south. The sculpture shows an Arab Muslim northerner shaking hands with a Christian African southerner and is a reminder of hope for reconciliation and peace in the current civil war.

Yusavitz, Carl

A prayer vigil in Atlanta

This is a photo of Atlanta, Ga., residents participating in a prayer vigil and march in support of a nuclear weapons freeze and in remembrance of the people who died when the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 37 years ago.

Martin, Ruth

A retail shop for handicrafts in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This is a photo of people standing outside The Source, a new retail shop for handicrafts, that opened June 5 in Dhaka. The shop will sell products made by participants in the MCC Bangladesh job creation program. (Left to right): Dave Anderson of Portland, Ore. (short -sleeved shirt) is the administrator of this program and Mark Nord of Church's Ferry, N. D. (in the dark sweater) is MCC Bangladesh Country Representative.

Wenger, Curt

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