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Senior soloist of the Joburg Ballet Kitty Phetla performs in a classroom at the Nka-Thuto Primary School in Soweto on October 16, 2014. Using ballet and dance to promote healthy and positive choices, Joburg Ballet will provide lecture demonstrations to twenty schools in Soweto, raising awareness and informing students of the available free classes they provide together with the provincial department of education.
Photo: Marco Longari/AFP

Senior soloist of the Joburg Ballet Kitty Phetla performs in a classroom at the Nka-Thuto Primary School in Soweto on October 16, 2014. Using ballet and dance to promote healthy and positive choices, Joburg Ballet will provide lecture demonstrations to twenty schools in Soweto, raising awareness and informing students of the available free classes they provide together with the provincial department of education.

Photo: Marco Longari/AFP

Powerful Photographs of Blind Children Getting Their Sight Back

For a project called First Sight, the photographer Brent Stirton followed Anita and Sonia from their small village to the operating table and back. He captures the limitations and small joys of a life lived in darkness, as when Anita and Sonia feel the rain fall on a rice field while their parents labor in the paddies. He accompanies them as they leave their village for the first time in their lives, arms wrapped around each other on the seat of a bus, on the way to a life-changing operation. And he’s there, after the surgery, when the bandages around their eyes are unwrapped and the two girls see for the first time in their lives, and the darkness is lifted.

Photos: Brent Stirton/Getty Images/TIME

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