Children growing up amid the ruble of the war: Ukraine war in photos

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Ukraine war in photos: Growing up with war

Occasionally, we’ve posted photographs of Ukrainian children in this space — children in fear, children leaving their homes and sometimes the jarring juxtaposition of children playing amid the detritus of war.

We devote this full collection of images to kids in Ukraine. They are doing all of the above and more. We do so with the hope that these girls and boys will grow up to be happy and prosperous women and men, in a nation at peace.

Two boys pose on destroyed Russian armored vehicles displayed in Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday.
A child and a relative look at the destruction to their home after a shelling in Bakhmut, Ukraine, on May 20.
Girls toss pom-poms in a park in Lviv, Ukraine, on Thursday.
Oleg, a young boy, plays with a cow in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Wednesday.
A girl walks in front of the shelling-damaged Buzova Vocational School at Buzova village in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday.
People play soccer on a field with a crater from an explosion at the garden of the Buzova Vocational School at Buzova village in Kyiv on Thursday.
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