Not for these young men the splendour or glory of the Paralympics. No TV cameras projecting their feats across the globe; no stadiums full of appreciative supporters cheering on their sporting endeavours.
These are the single leg amputee footballers of Sierra Leone. Years of civil wars have left a stark legacy in this West African country. Scores of thousands of people disabled, mainly, as a result of land mines indiscriminately seeded around the countryside.
This picture put the whole Paralympic and Olympic Games, bread and circuses into perspective for me.