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Oh, the things you find when re-organizing your 2TB hard drive from Afghanistan. xD

One of the interpreters shot this of me when I was talking with a handful of local women and their husbands. They were so shocked to see a female soldier (one of the men offered our 'terp 10,000 AFS and a goat for me xD) and moreso when they found out that I left a two year-old boy back home.

It was nice to just sit back and chat while feeding and playing with this little six month-old baby - a little bit of normalcy snatched in the middle of the war.
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CID228 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
I agree with pearwood...

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tanikel Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
Then you haven't seen the faces that I normally make when being photographed.  ;p
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Unam-et-solum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing stuff. Doing what you're doing is a big inspiration.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Photographer
Thank you.  I know it sounded redundant, but reading things like your comment is inspiring, haha.  It motivates me to keep fighting to get back out there one of these days. 
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Unam-et-solum Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Doesn't sound redundant at all - I think we all have a part to play and we should thank you for the part your playing.

Love seeing the photos of soldiers with civilians.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg that baby is too cute!
Beautiful shot! 
But lol I can't help but laugh alittle at their reaction xD
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tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
She is!  It's weird to think she'll be about three years old and running around now. 
It happens more often than you think, but this was one of the more creative offers. 
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww cx
oh wow lol
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MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
awesome photo
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