Old Enough to Know Better

Aliya The DJ

This is not a staged photograph. At the apartment in Karaganda in the final days, Aliya figured out how to work the CD player. She bumped a button while trying to stand up. I heard the music come on--a Britney Spears CD that the former tenant had left in the player.

A couple seconds later one of the boys was yelling for me to come and look. Somehow she had pressed the "open door" button, then grabbed the CD out of the drawer.

Unfortunately, she's dressed like Britney in this photo.