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Political unrest


Political unrest
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Copyright: gloria williams (touristdidi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 1757] (8583)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-02
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Olympus C-3000
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-04-07 10:08
Viewed: 1802
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The reigning King of Nepal dismissed the elected parliment soon after he became King (upon his brother's death). Maoists have been creating havoc in Nepal for 9 years. Now the rejected politicans are adding their demonstrations and strikes to a country already facing economic disaster. People in Nepal walked on the sidewalks despite fires, iron railings being torn out, and rhetoric. Some innocent bystanders were injured in the last round of police action. Tourist buses and taxis wr attcked, a few burned. The police are standing in small groups everywhere. Under the lit pedestrian overpass, wait several lines of policemen, ready to keep the demonstraters at bay from the palace. Meanwhile, the King is not even home, he is touring his country. Five political parties, and the Communists are all in force here. The groups are mostly standing behind me, because of the amount of smoke from the fires.

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To Darren: distortiontouristdidi 1 2004-04-07 10:40
To roshangar: stay in Nepal!touristdidi 1 2004-04-08 11:33
To roshangar: stay in Nepal!touristdidi 1 2004-04-08 11:34
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wow, what another sight of these people.

Great shot, I hope you didnt get hurt in any way from this.

Well done with the shot and great note too.

Well done

This is a good piece of reportage I think, especially when your note accompanies it. There is some sort of strange distortion going on through your photo, kind of like an extreme type of jpeg distortion. Perhaps it is how your camera handles high ISOs? For some reason, it actually adds to this shot I think. Good posting.

Frontline Image here
take no risks didi!

I've been reading up on the events today on the web and it doesn't look good. if it deteriorates further, it'll bew hell; can you imagine gurkhas against gurkhas?

Real documentary picture, Gloria. Good shot, and good notes too. Straight from our reporter!
Take care.

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  • sunny Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 2 N: 971] (3069)
  • [2004-04-07 14:52]

Gloria, you are not only a very good photographer, but also a very brave one! Hope you didn't get hurt by occasion while taking pictures of the scene? It is an excellent documentary shot and I wish I could give you 4 points. :-) But untill Adam changes the rules, you will have to be satisfied with the 2 - I am giving them to you with my full admiration!

Your explanation is very strong,good pic,do you stay in Nepal presently?

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  • bfly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 695 W: 227 N: 1063] (5775)
  • [2004-04-08 13:50]

you are really brave..I can't imagine being behind that scene now though I had it in front of me for several years of my youth...
take care...thanks for a piece of very harsh real life..

Very good documentary picture, brave to stay around!! Quit another atmosphere than the day before...

Just saw scenes like these on the Dutch news and that means something (Nepal is never an issue here). it's so strange to look at the city I just left, in such a different atmosphere. This is truly a brave and meaningfull capture of the situation, sadly enough. be careful please!

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