Bitter from decades of exploitation by Jakarta, Indonesia, Irian Jaya's mostly Christian native people gathered in Jayapura, Indonesia, in 2000 for the second Papua Congress. </br></br>The following photos are a part of "Smile! A Visual Anthology by VII Photos" put together by the photo agency VII which will be shown in an exhibition at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in New York starting April 4, 2014. The collection shows the wide range of moments that elicited a smile, from war zones to weddings.
Alexandra Boulat / VII
Aya Abbas Hussain, left, and, Banee Adel Abdullah, right, stand for a portrait in Baghdad, Iraq, April 14, 2008. Both are students who walk to their school in Hay al Jamai'a despite the daily threat of car bombs.
Franco Pagetti / VII
An anti-American demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan. Oct. 6, 2001.
John Stanmeyer / VII
Respected organized-crime underworld figures Freddie Foreman, former associate of the notorious Kray twins, and Norman Buckland, champion bare-knuckle fighter, speak in London Aug. 1, 2011.
Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII
"Bulldog" and "Dodgy" Dave Courtney share a joke during a night out at the Atlantic Bar in London, November 1999.
Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII
Jelez Kolev, seen on his first day of school at the Varna School for the Blind in Varna, Bulgaria, Sept. 2006.
Stefano de Luigi/VII Network
Teresa Jeffs, a daughter of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs, shows off her twist to siblings outside their home in New Braunfels, Texas, July 12, 2008.
Stephanie Sinclair / VII
Beekeeper Mikhailo Kibenkov sits with his mother, Maria, in Zorin, a village located near the Exclusion Zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine, Feb. 4, 2006. When the reactor blew, Kibenkov and his family were forced to leave and live in Odessa for more than two years. Later, he, his sister, mother and father left to go back to their home village of Zorin illegally. Both his parents and their parents were born in the village. They had never left Zorin before that time, and were lost for over a month, trying to find their way home.
Street children bathe at a care center in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2005. Some facilities are available in exchange for light labor. These consist of very basic schooling, food and lodgings.
Marcus Bleasdale / VII
A U.S. Marine slides down the marble bannister in Saddam's palace in Tikrit, Iraq, April, 2003. Tikrit was the last major city in Iraq to fall, and many people believed it symbolized the end of the fighting in Iraq.
A wedding in the countryside of Ochinchir, Abkhazia, October 2008, was part of days of celebrating a victory against the Georgians in 1993 and recognition of independence by Russia.