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Afghanistan, June 4, 2010

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    Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps  </span>
    Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

I look at hundreds of images each week. Many of them are beautiful and noteworthy, but a few stick in my mind. Often, the ones I remember don’t have an obvious use in our publications or on our website, but they are visually dynamic nonetheless. This image by Miguel Samper is a good example. Miguel has traveled for us to Colombia, Sudan, Pakistan, and Haiti. His work's been a staple in our photo library since 2007.

This photograph is from Afghanistan in 2008. The woman’s hurried gait is exaggerated by the camera’s motion and I can’t help but wonder what’s on her mind and where she’s going with such purpose and concentration.