"In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words; with hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come; let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations." ~ US President Barack Obama's inaugural speech..These children, the future generation of Indonesia, had been evacuated from a village in the Maluku Island after an ethno-political conflict along religious lines. They came by boat everyday to a school that had been rebuilt after fire bombs and machetes destroyed it, seeking nothing more than to learn, to play, to be accepted and find their way in a world free of tyranny and hatred. It was a bit unnerving to stay in the village, particularly around daybreak, when the violence had initially happened. The welcome, care and hospitality we received however was heart warming along with the stories of how they had looked after each other when they'd fled into the jungle..Remembering all those who have suffered horrors these last weeks in Melbourne, London, Manchester, Kabaul, Baghdad and beyond, and particularly the family, friends and colleagues of Queensland police officer Brett Forte who was shot in the line of duty....From the archives: Maluku Islands, Indonesia, 2011....#maluku #malukuislands #indonesia #iloveindonesia #igtravel #guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel #lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetindonesia #londonattack #brettforte #manchesterbombings #wanderlust #worldtraveller #traveltheworld #traveleverywhere #natgeotravel #betheadventure #beyourbucketlist #instatravel #inspiringquotes #barackobama #opentheworld #fromwhereyoudratherbe #wonderful_places #lonelyplanettraveller - from Instagram

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