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Twinkle of Hope « Photo Contest: "Why Afghanistan Matters"

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Twinkle of Hope


Afghan salesman from Kabul Bazar. His face is war-beaten, but there is a twinkle of hope for better future in his eyes.

Photo by Gabriel Kerekes of Slovakia.

Contest entry A0131.

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20 comments to Twinkle of Hope

  • Many thanks for the STARS given to this photo. It makes me happy, that you like it.
    Best regards from Kabul to all voters.

    Gabriel K.

  • Jennifer

    Great photo, Gabriel! Keep up the good work!

  • Tim van Nijen

    Dear Gabriel,

    Again, great picture! I really like it very much!!!

    Hope you will win the contest!


  • This is the best portrait photo on this site.Of course I did vote for this pict.See you soon.
    Your snake brotha Tommy

  • Teresa S.

    Interesting face, nice portrait, I wish you good luck and a lot of good pictures.

  • Brane J.

    My dear friend Gabriel!

    You are excellent as you always were. I added my click. Since I was there in October 2009 I understand very well how is there and what is the meaning of your great photo. Best wishes in all what are you doing.

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends,
    I realy apritiate your support and positive comments.
    You can see more of my amateur photos here:

    All the best and once again thanx.

    Gabriel K.

  • Juraj Kral

    Drzim palce Gabo dufam ze tromfnes tych amikov.

  • Thomas L.

    The face is really war-beaten, but the photo is excellent.
    Wish you a lot of bright lights and inspirations.

  • Dear friends, voters,

    I have found out, that this photo of Afghan Salesman – Twinkle of Hope is currently being on the second place by your voting in category People of Afghanistan.

    In case of winning the first place in this category the compact camera will go to this man. He deserves it more than me.

    His face attracted your attention I just helped him a little bit.

    By the way, last week I presented to him a printed copy of the photo from the contest and unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me to capture his happy face again.

    Good luck to all of you.

  • Milí priatelia, hlasujúci,
    moja fotografia je niekoľko dní pred skončením súťaže na druhom mieste v kategórii People of Afghanistan. Je to len a len Vaša zásluha a v prípade umiestnenia sa na prvom mieste odovzdám kompaktný fotoaparát mužovi na fotografii. Ten si to zaslúži viac ako ja, jeho tvár pritahovala hviezdičky ja som mu len trochu pomohol.

    Minulý týždeň som mu odovzdal fotografiu, a je škoda, že som nemal pri sebe fotoaparát, aby som zachytil jeho šťastnú tvár opäť.

    Ďakujem Vám všetkým,
    s úctou
    Gabriel K.

  • Nothynk has tu du for that….yu ar not in normaly position thats is not telas nothynk!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gabriel Kerekes

    Thanks for comment and your opinion,
    With regards,

    Gabriel K.

  • Martin Mintal

    Great portrait !

  • Monika a Miro

    Drzime palce a prajeme vela stastia.

  • ewa

    nadherne foto,drzim palceky

  • gaba

    nadherna potecha pre nase srdcia
    a my vieme, ze o fotku ani tak nejde.
    drzime palce
    great regards

  • Adriana

    hlasovala som a držím palce!! Dúfam ,že sa to podarí….:}}}}

  • Roger

    terrible photo quality. how can this photo even make it in the top 12? honestly?

  • admin

    Roger –

    The top 12 were determined by over 30,000 ratings by members of the public. We can appreciate there will be differing opinions on what makes a good photo. Thanks for your feedback.

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