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It is so difficult to express my feelings about this photo. Probably the saying that : a photo speaks, 1000 words" is true. For us westerners Christmas is the peak for our religious festivities. What a contdadiction to see a homeless, poor, devasted, hopeless person with a Santa Claus hat. For the history: I was passing the slam city- a part of the city of Chennai- where very poor families live.Some of them are fishermen, others just search among the rubbish to find something to eat. This poor old man was crawling among the stinky rubbish and took a good look at us stopped by, in a car. His looks still haunts me.... My contribution to Christmas and with a hope that we shall stop seeing images like those in the future...

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Additional Photos by Savas Kazantzides (savask) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 53 N: 273] (1891)
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