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What would you take if you were a young mom in Ukraine and had to flee advancing Russian forces?

4 Stories

The stories of four women and what they took with them have been captured in a new series of portraits by the British photographer Lewis Khan. His images tell of their fight for survival, but also their grief at having left behind places and people they may never see again.

Most of the women packed light. They had no idea how long the war would go on and most made the decision in a hurry. Iryna (not her real name), from Kyiv, had just 24 hours to decide before the curfew if she should leave with her 10-year-old daughter Nikolina.

Vira, Mariya, and Milena tell their heartbreaking stories of rupture, uncertainty, and decisions no parent should ever have to make.

What would you take if you had less than 24 hours to pack and go with your family?

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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