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18 Images Shown Where Children Sleep Around the World

18 Images Shown Where Children Sleep Around the World

If you’d need to pick a place where it could tell about your childhood, what would it be? I’d say the bedroom. James Mollison found that where a child sleep is significant to one’s childhood and so he wrote and photographed the book Where Children Sleep(Purchase the book in Amazon) It is full of worth reading stories of children around the world where they sleep and provide an insight of different culture and background that children are living in. Take a look at these 18 images that show where children sleep around the world.

1. Tires as beds and rubbish dump as room.

Phnom Penh, 8, Roathy, Cambodia

    Phnom Penh, 8, Roathy, Cambodia

    2. The hard bed under the hay.

    Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

      Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil 

      3. The opened bedroom.

      Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

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        4. The cot that’s closest to nature.

        Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern, Kenya

          Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern, Kenya

          5. The hard-workers’ room.

          Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

            Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

            6. The bunk in a stone.

            Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

              Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

              7. The bed behind the bars.

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              Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal

                Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal 

                8. Berths in the refugee camp.

                Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

                  Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

                  9. The room of the Chinese charisma.

                  Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

                    Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

                    10. The classroom-bedroom mix in an orphanage.

                    Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand

                      Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand 

                      Meanwhile, children in more other countries…

                      11. The Colombian treasure room.

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                      Jaun David, 10, Medellin, Colombia

                        Jaun David, 10, Medellin, Colombia 

                        12. The ani-comic heaven.

                        Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

                          Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

                          13. The wargame cravers’ room.

                          Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

                            Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

                            14. The geisha’s sleeping place.

                            Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

                              Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

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                              15. The room that symbolizes education.

                              Jaime, 9, New York, USA

                                Jaime, 9, New York, USA

                                16. Where the little princess dreams.

                                Jasmine, 4, Kentucky, USA

                                  Jasmine, 4, Kentucky, USA

                                  17. The “we will rock you” room.

                                  Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

                                    Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

                                    18. The dolls’ paradise.

                                    Kaya,4, Tokyo, Japan

                                      Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan 

                                      What about your bedroom? How was it like when you were small and how did it influence your childhood? If you want to explore more about where children around the world sleep, find out more in the book!

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                                      How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                      How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

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                                      If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

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                                      It’s not. Promise.

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