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    This photo was taken on a rescue boat in the Mediterranean sea. A 9 months pregnant woman from Eritrea fainted because of heat and gasoline fumes from the engine of the dangerously overcrowded boat she was traveling on in a desperate attempt to reach European shores. She took the incredibly hard decision to leave her home country, ruled by an oppressive regime, and embark on dangerous journey to guarantee a better future to her baby. She survived the crossing and gave birth few days later.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 3
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    Creativity 2
    Story 2

    The energy of this moment is very well portrayed with the woman's flowing scarf and the expressions of the men helping her. I really appreciate the caption information helping to tell this very important story.

    Amy Toensing
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 10, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2017
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Gabriele François Casini
    Categories: Culture, People, Portraits
    Assignments: Strong Women