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Afghan in pictures No.16

By Cole
Out on the ground, soldiers have an uncanny knack of making themselves comfortable where ever they are.
This shot shows where one soldier has made his own space in the Kandahar football stadium.
Not even the basic niceties, no electricity, no running water.
Despite that, the constant close proximity of helmet, body armour and weapon reminds you that it could be a whole lot worse.

1/6s @ f2.8 ISO 400

Tags: Photo journalism General Conflict Afghanistan Landscape and travel Andy cole 3 para

Voters: Ian-Munro, DaveU, User_Removed and 31 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
26 Sep 2008 10:13AM
Well photographed and an intimate glimpse into a totally alien world for the vast majority of us.

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SWFitz 13
26 Sep 2008 10:30AM
Like it!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 10:43AM
Brilliant reportage.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.6k 30 England
26 Sep 2008 10:46AM
An interesting picture and story.
PeelNStick 15 4 United States
26 Sep 2008 11:20AM
This is a fantastic image. You have nailed the exposure here. Great composition
barrovian 15 169 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 11:33AM
I'd be tempted to crop a bit off left and right as I think it would be even more powerful then.

Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:02PM
Really brings it home. Fascinating image.
Pegon 14 78 1 England
28 Sep 2008 9:56PM
A superb shot. Nicely exposed.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
29 Sep 2008 8:31PM
This brings back memories ( not of Afghanistan I hasten to add. I am too old for that one ) !! Great shot.
Gary_Macleod 15 166 Scotland
2 Oct 2008 9:29AM
fantastic is your whole PF
11 Oct 2008 8:42PM
Was this handheld? If so, you ARE the ninja!
Cole 16 53 16 England
12 Oct 2008 12:50AM
I had enough to carry without worrying about tripods
cheers for the comments guys.
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
13 Oct 2008 8:05PM
I have so much respect for you guys, wonderful shot and pleased to make it 30.

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