Weathered

I would like to share two photos that went viral on Monday in Chinese social media.

hand

The photo shows one eight years old boy’s  dirty and swollen hands on his school exam paper, he got 99/100. He lives in a poor, remote rural village in China with his sister and his grandma. His father is a migrant worker who works in  a big city.  The boy walks 4.5 km to get to school from his home. It takes him about more than one hour.

This week Weekly Photo  Challenge is  Weathered. I am thinking of this image.

iceboy

His hair and eyebrows were covered with frost after the long walk to school in freezing temperature. The  day the photo was taken the temperature  was -9  degree Celsius.

That’s determination!