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Skateboarding is Universal

Kabul, Afghanistan: A girl ‘pops an ollie’ on her skateboard as Afghan youths gather for the Sound Central Festival

Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images

Actually I think it’s a kickflip, but either way… I like this for the juxtaposition. Too often we hear ‘Oh these people are different from us! They’re nothing like us!’ Except they’re just people, like you and me. The girls in the back are probably texting, the one in boots is clearly looking around, and then there’s the one on the right, just enjoying skateboarding.

People are people. We should remember that.