the foreign Service journal
By JANICE ANDERSON
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e stumbled upon this scene during a three-day weekend enjoying the cool, mountain-
ous, coffee-growing region of Angola. Near the town of Seles, a group of children were
gleefully playing on a tank, scrambling all over it and bouncing on the barrel, which still
moved up and down. The pink tutu and the children’s laughter made a powerful contrast
to the remnants of the civil war that had torn the country apart from 1975 to 2002.
Janice Anderson joined the Foreign Service in 2006 and has served in Rwanda, India, Denmark and Angola.
She is heading to Iceland this summer. Her husband, Jerry, is the captain of an 800-foot commercial cargo ship
that carries everything from circus animals, Christmas trees and fresh produce from the United States main-
land to Hawaii, Guam and China. She took this photo with a Canon point-and-shoot camera.