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August 05, 2005

Passport Photo

BBC Persian has a very nice report (in Persian of course ;) about an Iranian Photographer's studio in Toronto, Canada.
The picture above, published on the report, shows a girl who's having a passport photo taken for her (Islamic Republic) Iranian passport.
The black bar on the girl's eyes is from BBC, so she wouldn't be identified. If this picture were not on a prestigious site like BBC, I would have said it was a staged photograph, but I'm afraid it is not.
A western look, a religious government whose rules we have to abide by if we want to visit our birthplace, and a black bar on our eyes that protects us and makes us look like criminals at the same time.

August 5, 2005 11:11 PM

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