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A Syrian girl in a camp in Mafraq, Jordan

I met this young girl as she was disengaged from the other students at the newly-erected tent the camp was using as a school. She was quiet and kept to herself, but she caught my attention when I saw how striking her eyes were, and her "Mona Lisa smile." I asked for her name in Arabic, but she shyly nodded her head "no." I saw her looking at my camera, so I asked if I could take her photo: she was much more receptive. Right after I got one photo, she got up to the sound of what I assume was her mom's voice, and she left the tent.

TAGS: Jordan, Syria

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© Selmon Rafey.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2014
Total Views: 36
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: NEX-F3
Focal Length: 38mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Mafraq, Jordan