While we were getting our temperatures measured at the Nepal-Tibetan border -the Chines are afraid of SARS- the stream of porters carries the endless amount of gear and goods across the Friendship bridge. This little girl was walking behind some elderly ladies who were carrying our duffel bags. She is carrying her little brother who was not too comfortable as he kept on falling out, but she caught him just in time.
I noticed this girl between all those other running around because of her serious look. She seemed wise for her age and though not complaining, showed the harshness of a life amidst the poor hardworking Nepalis.
I could just shoot this pic between 2 streams of porters, so her loneliness is more apparent. I desaturated the image a bit, especially the background, though there is little color in the bridge anyway..