Child Soldier

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© David Lankford
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 9, 2009
TakenFebruary 13, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/200 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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This photo is not even a little bit staged. I was traveling with a high ranking Iraqi officer and this boy, his son, was his body guard. If what I'm told is true, and I see no reason it wouldn't be, the boy took over for his older brother who was killed in an attempt on his father's life. It's been over a year since I've seen the kid. I sure hope he's well.

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  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Really makes you wonder what kind of people could do something like that!

  • Nicole Mickle

    Nicole Mickle said (12 Aug 2009):

    very powerful photo....very sad also

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   said (23 Oct 2009):

    AK 47, some clips of ammo, Puma basecap - so that's what you get on your tenth birthday in Iraq. Sickening.

  • Yolanda Carmony

    Yolanda Carmony said (1 Mar 2010):

    the epitomy of the cliche "a picture tells a thousand words!!!"

  • Yolanda Carmony

    Yolanda Carmony gave props (1 Mar 2010):


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