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Dec 18, 2011, 1:26:02 PM
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Chuckles by tanikel Chuckles by tanikel
111218-A-VB845-125

Local elders converse during a shura, or meeting, held at the Usmankhel Village, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 18,
2011. The men were gathered to discuss security gains in their area and Government of the Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan's (GIRoA) role in providing safety. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)



My military imagery is available for public domain. As the photographer, I don't have control over
how you may use it, but I ask that it be done with respect to the individuals represented here.
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ChOcOlAtE-Ryuu Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot, perfect time of day for a photo and a great moment- the suns position gives such a beautiful light to your subjects and the clear focus in the background and blurred in the foreground looks excellent, and the smiles are simply precious
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Mechatherium Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful image!
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
What were they smiling or laughing at?
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tanikel Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
The elder was trying to spice up the shura with jokes and witty comments.
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
I'm unfamiliar with a shura. Leader of sorts?
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tanikel Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
It's usually a village meeting, tons of chai tea and food involved.  =D
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Oh. I'm dumb.
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tanikel Featured By Owner 13 hours ago   Photographer
Nah, I just have a bad habit of assuming everyone knows everything.  I'm used to being around people who've been in the military twice as long as me.  xD
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AndersStangl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Nice composition and colours, I like that the man in the foreground isn't in focus it makes this shot a little bit different and fresh!

I think the shot would benefit from making the sky darker, it's to bright so my eyes have a tendency to go there taking away the focus from the subject. I also think you should try to tone down the bright object in the lower left corner.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   General Artist
I like (and appreciate) this one very much. It shows soul, beauty, humanity - even in what much of America would find in a gathering to be unappealing - this, shows exactly what brings us all together :heart: beautiful work.
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