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(via From Soldiers To Boxers, Fighting And Healing In Eastern Congo)

Lacking ropes or a ring, a group of young men calling themselves the Friendship Club are learning how to box. Some were child soldiers. It might seem odd that this sport could help former killers become better citizens or deal with their trauma. But their coach says boxing and fighting are as different as sports and war.

Photo: Gregory Warner/NPR

January 03, 2013 by Shopify API