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Tornado Tower
 Fossil Fish
Himalayas during sunrise
Window
Inside A Luxurious Hotel
Wildflowers growing on the side of the river Pamba.
Blue view from a shopping center
Hungry lizard
The wild side of a housecat
Sunset from a region of Marrakech
My griffin
Victoria
Griffin
A crying heart
A beautiful life
Autumn reflections, a season of beauty and change, celebrating life and making way for new life...
Tea ceremony
Colorado Train
Comparison
Babies!
Beautiful sunset
Aurora Borealis over Michigan
Sky fire
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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My mother’s gun Torn by numerous wars, its civil war being the most prominent which started in 1975 and ended in 1990, Lebanon is a devastated country still haunted by its fragile security. From psychological and neurotic dysfunctions, physical perversions and disabilities, regression, anxiety, amnesia, phobia, depression, schizophrenia and mental disorders, every Lebanese family has been battling with one or more of the previously cited disorders. These families found a safe refuge in owning weapons to mute their anxieties. Almost every family keeps a gun at home with no legal repercussions over gun ownership. What started as a safety measure extended to a debatable cultural heritage? Mothers in these tormented families have been kept to their fates most of the civil war, terrified by the idea of losing their sons or their husbands, sitting in their own bubble reminiscing about a past that most of the time still feels like present and terrorizes their dreams of the future; these mothers are still haunted while remembering, they’ve kept their guns because they no longer believe that tomorrow will bring a better or maybe different day. For them yesterday is a repetitive deafening memory…

TAGS: Documentary, Lebanon

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Beirut, Lebanon
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© Carmen Yahchouchi.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
Total Views: 42
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: June 6, 2018, 6:32 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO800
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