PICTURES of kids flying kites really sum up what is happening in Afghanistan, according to editors.
Newspaper executive Normal Steele said: “Even after all these years, there is still nothing that describes the complex situation out there better than a picture of a kid with a kite.
“He thinks he’s just flying a kite and has no idea that he’s totally symbolic of hope and stuff.
“Plus you’ve got exotic scenery, you’ve got a child and you’ve got something brightly coloured. That’s three boxes ticked for our readership.”
News website editor Emma Bradford said: “Look at this little guy. He’s sad because of all the war but happy because he’s got a kite.
“There is so much emotional impact there, which is great because the rest of our homepage is flashing adverts for hoover bags.”