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© Ian Aleksander Adams
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  • Ian Aleksander Adams

    Ian Aleksander Adams said (29 Jan 2008):

    They are not carried loaded, but the soldiers, just kids, really, 18, 19, are always required to have weapons on them. The week accompanying the Americans, basically tourists, is a vacation to them, but the weapons are very real.

  • Andrew Duncan

    Andrew Duncan said (30 Jan 2008):

    This is fantastic. The casual stance of this woman, who could be a teenager from just about any western country, and the equally casual way this weapon is slung over her back. Amazing!

  • Paul Woods

    Paul Woods said (31 Jan 2008):

    Well, this is what happens when you have mandatory service. I have participated with the Israelis in joint execises, and yes...the hot chicks serve, too. What is amusing about this picture is the resemblance to the American teenage girl at the mall, but they have M4 rifles, and talk about the hot guys.

  • Mathieu Asselin

    Mathieu Asselin said (25 Feb 2008):

    Is interesting the difference between the kids in Palestine and this are so small...opposite sides always touch at the end...
    Interesting work.

  • Ian Aleksander Adams

    Ian Aleksander Adams said (26 Feb 2008):

    People are people. I think that no matter where I've been, the average person seems to have similar dreams and hopes, ideas of pleasurable activities, etc. I feel that a lot of the conflict is manufactured instead of instinctual.

  • Chris Stenvold

    Chris Stenvold said (4 Apr 2008):

    well not going to lie a girl holding a gun is hot

  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (1 May 2008):

    I absolutely agree with Ian. I am travelling to Israel and the West Bank in 3 days and it's exactly this similarity between human beings that I would like to find during my trip.

  • Ian Aleksander Adams

    Ian Aleksander Adams said (19 Jun 2008):

    Paul, one of the things I find interesting is that you can't tell who is an American in this image and who is an Israeli. It's odd to me that middle america and the middle east can see so similar at times.

  • Kristin Mitchell

    Kristin Mitchell (Deleted) said (10 Jul 2008):

    Love this photo, I think it really works well with the title of the theme.

  • Harrison Campbell

    Harrison Campbell said (8 Oct 2009):

    I really like this photo the casualness. it kind of reminds me of this ex-girlfriend who used to airsoft all the time.

  • samhauss

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