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A face in the crowd...

A bit of an emotional day, this. There was a peace demonstration i Oslo today, at Youngstorget ('Young's Market'), near Regjeringskvartalet ('Government Quarter') and Oslo Tinghus ('Court Hall'). The intention was to demonstrate opposition to the bombing in Oslo last year and the massacre at Utøya, and at the same time to 'take back' the song "Barn av regnbuen" ("My Rainbow Race" by Pete Seeger, translated into Norwegian by Lillebjørn Nilsen) that terrorist Anders Behring Breivik claimed as evidence of marxistic indoctrination of the Norwegian people.

I'm standing with my back to the building I worked last year when the bomb went off a couple of blocks away as I take the picture. The people made a procession up to the court hall and sang the song again outside, while Behring Breivik was listening.
You can see the emotions on people's faces.
posted April 26th, 2012  
@stiggle Yeah... this is something very important to a lot of people. Personally it wasn't really a question of deciding to leave work for 45 minutes to be a part of this event. I needed to be there, very strongly. So did about 40 000 others, never mind the rain.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wow! I love the emotion that this photograph conveys.Is like time had stopped for that young man there. Great job. Fav for me.
posted April 26th, 2012  
@melissaelaime Thank you! Catching a moment like that does something to you. The picture keeps growing on me... ;-p But I guess my own emotional attachment to the event has a lot to do with it. But I'm also very glad people see what I'm trying to get accross.
posted April 27th, 2012  
Fantastic capture of the raw emotion, brilliant capture
posted April 27th, 2012  
@melorac Thank You!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Very expresional capture!
posted April 27th, 2012  
@notsorandompics Thank you! Yes, it was an emotional event. I'm surprised and pleased how well this picture came out. I've been shy about taking pictures of strangers, but this time, I had to.
posted April 27th, 2012  
Love the look on the guy with the roses face...
posted April 28th, 2012  
eva
Superb capture of something so emotional.
posted April 28th, 2012  
@sugarmuser @redrucksack Thnx! ;-) It was an important event for me, and important to catch what we all felt. Looking at this picture I feel I did something right.
posted April 28th, 2012  
Very nicely done
posted April 28th, 2012  
@jml0306 Thank you! Very much apprecitated!
posted April 29th, 2012  
You have captured the emotion of a nation here! The red roses are the cherry on top!
posted May 4th, 2012  
@salza Thank you; never thought about it that way, but I think you're kind of right...
posted May 4th, 2012  
NIce street photography and emotion captured!
posted May 9th, 2012  
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