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Charlie Shugart
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Years ago I took a bus across Khyber Pass and into Afghanistan.
Taking a break at a small village along the highway, a truck rumbled up- filled with men singing (or yelling- I couldn't tell for sure). Screeching to a stop, about 30 men piled out of the back of the truck and headed for a pee-break (a wall behind the little store).
Being fearless in those days, I gestured that I wanted to take a picture of these four men.
They stopped yelling and stood still for me.
I quickly took a shot, smiled my thanks, and they ran off to pee, jabbering all the way.




Charlie Shugart 2013




Jan 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM
bbourizk
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A fine photo Charlie


Jan 11, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Afghanistan- full of surprises


Nice image of the four, but I really like the fifth guy grinning, in the background. I bet that you couldn't do this kind of thing today.


Jan 11, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Afghanistan- full of surprises


Nice photo...thanks for posting it here...enjoyed the story too.

Interesting costumes to see too.



Jan 11, 2013 at 01:27 AM
 



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Afghanistan- full of surprises


Great stuff again Charlie? Did you ever work for The Company?



Jan 11, 2013 at 06:03 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Afghanistan- full of surprises


Similar to Bob I'm loving the 5th guy and all of the guys piling out of the truck in the distance.


Jan 11, 2013 at 06:32 AM
Charlie Shugart
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Thanks, guys.
It was partly serendipity about the 5th man; I was ready to press the shutter and I saw him enter the frame, so I waited until he was positioned better, and then took the shot.
Never worked for "The Company," if we're going by modern TV jargon.
Just worked, saved and then spent it all on cheap travel. Did that for a loooong time .
Charlie



Jan 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM





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