This is real, I heard her crying from far away. I search the source then found her burried to her chest. She is 8 months old. Her mother, was there. She said that it was their tradition to burried kids before sunrise to make them stronger. Usually, soon after this ritual, they will be able to walk. Strange, but its true.
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lucbus (11) 2005-10-23 9:11
I'm touched by this picture, I can feel her pain looking at her face and gesture. Poor little girl. You capture it very well.
wck (26) 2005-10-23 9:33
An Original Shot! TFS
sengir (4956) 2005-10-23 10:13
hm.. indeed very strange, never heard of such practicies.
Good picture ilustrating this story, I like her pose - as is she was just about to start flying up.
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-10-23 10:27
Sure it's strange, sure it's not true, anyway the thumbnail just makes you click on it. Like the photo but if you were able to included some action surrounding it in the background (say mother oof mother sitting and looking towards the child etc), it would be even stronger.
Seena (0) 2005-10-23 14:41
intersting pic. nice detail and shorpen
Vicky (1446) 2005-10-23 15:33
You have captured her torment very well. Strange how mothers can blindly follow tradition. I'm not so sure I could have subjected my own babies to such trauma even if it could benefit them in the longrun. It's unpleasant to see, but it's also good to learn about these things.
Thank you. Best wishes, Vicky
serenadanesi (944) 2005-10-24 0:11
Strange photo, the kid looks really deperate. O am sure that the kid was able to walk...probably it wanted to escape away from the mother!
Gdouble (0) 2005-10-25 13:05
Strange story, indead. But great shot, we really can feel her anguish.
quillo (11856) 2005-11-17 3:33
Hello Peter, like so many things in this world idiot, absurd and sometimes cruel is made sometimes in name of the traditions, others in name of God.
But they do not let hit like this photo that you present/display to us, dramatic and cruel to my eyes.
Good photo, good news article and good note, congratulations.
A hug from Spain...... Paco
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- Copyright: Peter Wang (wangp) (364)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-22
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX AF-S
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2005-10-23 9:08
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