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Israel has many faces.
The face of the land and landscape, what is very well presented in this site. The face of the politics and war, that is presented in the world media too much. And the face I love the most is the face of the people. The face that is the bridge between it all.

In this shot I believe I captured something of what I mean. An army soldier, with his gun hanging from his arm is giving a loving hug to his girlfriend, barefeet on the docks, while he is wearing his army boots. They are looking into the horizon line like staring into the future. Beside them is a fire hydrant keeping them company, symbolin the urban life that is such a strong part of living in the Israeli cities.

I hope you see what I mean and take the time to examine the details in this shot. I love the conceptual symetry between all the elements.

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