• the pourpose of this? - mikenpo
  • for my parents, cause' they never wanted us to forget this journey happened in our life...
  • very beautiful :) - smile 44

soldiers in silhouettes

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This photo is dedicated to a black American solider where I met way back in 1990 during the Gulf war between Iraq and Kuwait. As my family and I were trying to escape from the war in Iraq, searching for a safe place to live, finding our freedom in peace, we met a black American solider sitting on a rock eating a piece of bread as we‘re walking towards him, he looked at us, we looked back at him, he took out his piece of bread and give to my mother, and said “ have this bread, you have 6 beautiful girls” Now imagine yourself a parent a child, walking towards the 55 temperature deadly hot sun for 2 weeks barefoot, no food , no water, no tree so you can rest under it’s shadow. They were vehicles available, but it would have been very dangerous to ride on, because it’s easy for helicopters to see, even no one was allowed to wear colourful cloth because it’s easy to get caught .. it took us three months journey walking through mountains to mountains until we reached Turkey's boarder, where we stayed for three years in reguee camps. There is so much more I can say, but it gets very personal .

Anytime when I see trees in silhouettes, it reminds me of that black American solider, wondering if he is still alive , if he is, he'll probably don’t even remember me, or my family, because on that same path, It wasn’t just our family, their were more then 50, 000 families escaping from the war. I was only 5 years old and still remember this so perfectly, 20 years haven’t been to Iraq. Right now I’m very thankful for what I have, a loving family, Love is the most greatest theme in part of my life nothing else matters to me, because love wins over anything,

i used my old shots and put them together in photoshop..
Please no politic comments. Thank you,

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  1. Jasmine Mayberry Photography 45 months ago | reply

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  3. azorean1 42 months ago | reply

    Super
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  4. Jaci Moquiche 42 months ago | reply

    Belíssimo!!!!!

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  5. Gilberto Franco 42 months ago | reply

    Wonderful sunset !

  6. Carlos Amorim (Camorim10) 42 months ago | reply

    Simplesmente linda! Excelente coloração! Céu magnífico. FAV.
    Desejo-lhe uma quarte de luz e poesia.

  7. e_vieira 42 months ago | reply

    WoooW!!
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  8. Vale da Neblina 42 months ago | reply

    Imagem magnífica.
    Congratulações.
    Chuva, nuvens negras, e no final do dia o pôr do sol foi assim 20.11.2010.

  9. mara zocolotte 42 months ago | reply

    Linda foto!
    Feliz Quarta Sunset! :))

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  10. Antonio C P Melo 42 months ago | reply

    Feliz Quarta Sunset!

    Repouso - Quarta Sunset

  11. nybar/ OFF 42 months ago | reply

    linda
    sunset

    Todos os dias Deus nos dá um momento em que é possível mudar tudo que nos deixa infelizes. O instante mágico é o momento em que um 'sim' ou um 'não' pode mudar toda a nossa existência.
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    FELIZ QUARTA DE LUZ.

  12. salsol - Sham'C ♈ 42 months ago | reply

    Feliz Quarta Sunset!

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  13. jjamv - no activity 19-27 42 months ago | reply

    a moving story..
    Belíssima foto !
    Feliz quarta-feira,
    pôr do sol sobre a costa Amalfi
    pôr do sol sobre a costa Amalfi

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  14. Jajaxel 42 months ago | reply

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  15. © Jarmila ♥ 42 months ago | reply

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  16. Nina Pimenta 42 months ago | reply

    Perfeita!!! Cores quentes e vibrantes!!!

  17. Renato J. López Baldó 40 months ago | reply

    Espectacular.

    This Excellent Image!
    Deserve Another FAVTOPMASTER Award !!!



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  18. azorean1 27 months ago | reply

    Super wonderful

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