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International Day of Friendship
30 July

Slideshow Photos

Two children in a Bronx school solidifying their friendship with a spontaneous expression of mutual understanding.

Two children in a Bronx, New York, school solidifying their friendship with a spontaneous expression of mutual understanding. (UN Photo/Marcia Weistein)

Three children in Akko draw together and smile for the photographer’s camera.

Three children in Akko, Israel, draw together and smile for the photographer’s camera. (UN Photo/John Isaac)

Children in Gaza participating in the Summer Games 2011.

Children in Gaza participating in the Summer Games 2011. (UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan )

Two of the participants at the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.

Two of the participants at the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People at the United Nations, New York. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)

A view of indigenous children from the Embera people, displaced by armed conflict.

A view of indigenous children from the Embera people in Rio Suchio, Colombia, displaced by armed conflict. (UN Photo/Mark Garten)

Children at Delmas 33 camp for displaced Haitians play inside a clean, safe area designated by independent organization Save the Children.

Children at Delmas 33 camp for displaced Haitians in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, play inside a clean, safe area designated by independent organization Save the Children. (UN Photo/Sophia Paris)

Two participants in International Friendship Run in New York in 2003.  (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)

Two participants in International Friendship Run in New York in 2003. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)

Chinese and U.S. military bands take their Friendship Tour to UN Headquarters in 2011. (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras)

Chinese and U.S. military bands take their Friendship Tour to UN Headquarters, New York, in 2011. (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras)

Chinese and U.S. military bands take their Friendship Tour to UN Headquarters in 2011. (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras)

3,500 Gaza school children aim to break a Guinness World Record, playing games with 175 giant coloured parachutes, at the Khan Younis Stadium. (UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan)

Gaza School Children celebrating their final day in the year’s Summer Games.

Gaza School Children celebrating their final day in the year’s Summer Games. (UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan)

Gaza School Children celebrating their final day in the year’s Summer Games.

Delegates at Global Model UN in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2009. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)

Children play in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey slums.

Children play with garbage in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey slums. (UN Photo/Kibae Park)

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