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111019-A-VB845-040

A young girl smiles up at the camera at the Women's Center in Forward Operating Base Pasab,
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)


This young lady was one of my favorite people to see at the WC. She's so vibrant and full of life -
friendly towards everyone and an eager student. And beautiful, obviously. I still have some of the
drawings she gave me my last day there.



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My military imagery is available for public domain. As the photographer, I don't have control over
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
What are the rules about the berka? I thought it was a 24/7 outside the house and even on inside too. Though some more extreme believers treat women different then less extreme believers, I know that much. 
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tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Photographer
I think that it varies depending on the region and the families.  Where I was, they had to have their faces covered around males.  When it was just us females, it was entirely up to them whether they wanted to keep it on or not. 
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah,I see. Well, if a male western soldier were to comment on her beauty..... Not very good
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tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Photographer
I...honestly don't know.  I can't remember if any of our guys told one of the women that she was beautiful to her face.  A lot of them never even saw what they looked like until I let them see the back of my camera.  Those reactions were priceless.  :love:
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, cultural differences. Not that I think they would try to do it on purpose. But lol.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Photographer
Nash, it's mainly with the men. It was all fun and games until one of our guys got surprised with a ring. :giggle:
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow.. he take it?
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tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Photographer
He didn't have much of a choice, it was stuck on there pretty good. 
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weareliberation Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I love photojournalism images such as these. It's so refreshing to see beauty and light in an atmosphere that is plagued by war and disaster. You can tell in her eyes that although she's a young girl, she has experienced a lot. Love this.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!  Despite everything she's lived through so far, she was our little ray of sunlight at the center.  =D
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