This strange photo is from a pioneer school graduating class in Russia.
They're hiding their faces because, supposedly they don't want to be identified as JW's and run the risk of persecution.
The picture is very telling. This very well illustrates how the pioneer school aims to make everyone into faceless drones whose minds are copies of WT indoctrinated automatons and not really individuals.
Another thing I noticed when looking at the photo is that some aren't following the instructions to obscure their faces--some peek their eyes above the Illuminators textbook and one is quite clearly exposing his profile as if he was talking to his neighbor in mid-shutter instant.
Third, it's in Russia, and the JW's aren't too welcome there. Communist oligarchs were quite acquainted with indoctrination and brain-washing techniques, they didn't like competition. Today "democratic" Russia seems to likewise regard the JW religion as unwelcome.
What do you take from this photo?