Laughing children playing the universally-popular Tug-of-War in Bungamati, Nepal.
When my daughter was about three years old, we were on a plane from New York to Amsterdam. She and a little Japanese girl spent at least an hour giggling and playing "Rock, Paper, Scissors" together, even though neither spoke the other's language.
These girls reminded me that a smile transcends language.
The boys laughed in the background as this young beauty posed, but were shy about having their own photos taken.
Meanwhile, political games continue as Nepal remains without a government. When I was In Kathmandu in November, government corruption was often the topic of conversation.