This beautiful picture, taken by the brilliant photojournalist Maggie Steber, shows kids playing soccer in the middle of Port-au-Prince in the days just following the 2010 earthquake. I like it especially because it reminds me of the soccer-playing street kids who taught me Creole when I was first coming to Haiti in the late 1980s, after the fall of the Duvalier dynasty. They’d play soccer with anything: usually a completely deflated soccer ball or volleyball. The ones I knew lived in an empty warehouse and slept sometimes in parked tap taps, the colorful minibuses that serve as public transportation in Haiti. Click on the picture for a post and videos from Boston.com about Maggie and her work in Haiti.

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