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I guess these two mauritanians girls are sisters.

We spent some time with them in their house speaking about life and drinking tea. They were especially interested by our 3-years old daughter, as little women they are. Finally they asked me to take a picture and they manage with this sweet and quiet attitude.
I had to be very fast (as they were) , I just realized I should avoid the flash and increase ISO (at 320). Then, I shot at 1/30 which was risky with that heavy 30D camera. Few seconds after they were moving and surfing around again, as the teens they are.

Mauritania has been spotted by media recently due to these 2 terrible murders. We were in Mauritania at that period and basically, Mauritanians were as shocked as us, understanding very well the consequences of such crimes, at an international level. All the mauritanians that we met were smiling, nice and honest, practising Islam in a very balanced way. These girls are as sweet as all the people we met. This is a point I wanted to stress.

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Autres : photos de Mauritanie
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