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    This is my friend Velintina, a counsellor to those suffering from PTSD after Sri Lanka's bloody and brutal 30-year war. I caught her in a quiet moment of prayer one morning in Mullaitivu, where the war saw its darkest moments. To see her like this was a reminder that she can still believe in a better world for all of us.
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    First, thanks to your friend Velintina for her important work. This is a beautiful portrait of her; I can feel Velintina praying and you being quiet out of respect. Your wonderful use of silhouette adds to the reflective mood of your frame. And then I really love how you end your caption with "To see her like this was a reminder that she can still believe in a better world for all of us." This sentence adds a hopeful energy to your frame. Well done Natalie.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: May 8, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2017
    Location: Mullaittivu, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D750
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 250
    Copyright: © Natalie Soysa
    Categories: Culture, People, Places
    Assignments: Unsung Hero, Because of Her