Caption: (1989) A soldier shows a young girl from a small town just outside of Belfast his automatic rifle. A brief rain shower prompted her friends to turn their sweaters into makeshift umbrellas. Children in Northern Ireland grew up in an atmosphere of violence. British troops had been based there since 1920. Religion News Service file photo
Religion News Service was founded in 1934 to provide fair, balanced, non-sectarian news about religion to the secular and religious press.
In the old days, RNS had a staff of photographers who roamed the world in search of images that conveyed how faith was lived out.
Today, those images form a rich historical archive.
Each day we feature an “RNS archive image of the day” for our readers.
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