A priceless photo
Little does she know . . .
A touching photo of the innocent affections children can have, the world over. It's not a picture of a soldier being loved, but rather a picture of a kind child showing kindness to another.
a sweet view of US fixing the world..?
if we all understand peace and tolerance individually, why doesn't this translate nationally?
I like the sweetness of the moment. At first glance it is a child giving a flower to an adult. Then you see what they are wearing, and it places it in a larger context. But, in the end, it is a picture of a child giving a flower to an adult - it's a sweet moment between two humans that transcends culture, ethnicity, and time.
Awww. Soldiers are so nice. They only shoot indiscriminately *sometimes*.
I always feel so conflicted when I see these images.
I think that is two women in the picture as well... that's' how I'm going to interpret it.
The beautiful thing about this picture is that despite all the implications that come with both of these people, we're all just people. And we have much more in common than we usually take time to remember.
@ataraxy729 There is context removed from this picture due to the way it is framed. Wherever this is in Iraq, the picture doesn't show the buildings reduced to rubble because of American imperialism.
How come when anyone sees something nice they cry "Propaganda!" ? Stick with what you know---all that you know about this picture is what is in this picture---nothing more, nothing less.
War and peace.
then he/she shoots her in the face in case the flower is poison
Romantic? Yes. Realistic? No.