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Smiling Face

  • Prize
    Winner in State of the World/“Hero’s among us”
  • Photographer
    Bernard Kwapinski

Polio sufferer, 30-year-old Rai Kumar lives with his wife Rekha and two children on the streets of Varanasi, India. Despite the painful handicap condition, he holds his spirit unexpectedly high. Rai keeps his family from the collected alms, and what is a great surprise, his beautiful smile attracts much more attention compared to other beggars which are widely seen in this holy city.