Photo of the Day (1/17/08)

Appropriately titled “Smiley,” this wonderful shot by Fiznatty perfectly captures that spontaneous grin that occasionally greets travelers in remote lands where simply catching sight of a foreigner is enough to trigger a child’s irrepressible smile.

What makes this shot even more amazing is that it was taken in northern Rwanda–a place more commonly associated with horror than with our smiley friend above. It’s certainly a testament that no matter how bad a place might be, a child’s resiliency will always shine through.