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“Summer is boring here. Next I want to go to university, but it depends on where the money will come from.” — Yulya, high school senior<br />
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In Sukachi, 18-year-old cousins Yulya and Alina, and a friend, graduate this week from high school. Tonight, the class celebrates at their prom, with a grand banquet and dancing. <br />
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The girls stop at the liquor store where Nina Dubrovskaya is working late tonight. Then they continue up the road to use the outhouse behind their school. <br />
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After they graduate, will they stay? Would you?<br />
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary photography projects, After Chernobyl and After Fukushima.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2013.<br />
www.afterchernobyl.com<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  6/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 67942<br />
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“Summer is boring here. Next I want to go to university, but it depends on where the money will come from.” — Yulya, high school senior

In Sukachi, 18-year-old cousins Yulya and Alina, and a friend, graduate this week from high school. Tonight, the class celebrates at their prom, with a grand banquet and dancing.

The girls stop at the liquor store where Nina Dubrovskaya is working late tonight. Then they continue up the road to use the outhouse...
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