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If only by tanya-n If only by tanya-n
Jerusalem, Israel
July, 2008

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Thanks for all the comments and faves on this. You can read more about my trip here:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-07-21
If only by =tanya-n- The red-brown shoes, and yellow suit may draw some similarity between this unknown soldier and the permanently smiling mascot of this global giant, but while there may be golden arches, i can only think it would be wrong to display the smiling face of Ronald on the war torn face of this beautiful country. Here is not the place for political commentary, please keep that to yourself. ( Featured by straightfromcamera )
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demarc0 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
try it out for yourself
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lukysta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
This is pure.
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mangawhio Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Cute. I love shots with subtle and slightly dark humour.
Nicely done.
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Featured here [link]

/Pelle
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Mawasi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
well. i really feel uncomfortable seeing soldiers everywhere, even when i'm eating in restaurants, but, this picture for is, We should end McDonalds. because it's sick
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Panda1345 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How so?
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Mawasi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
it's sick because, their food is sick, and because working there is really not comfortable for workers. and they treat animals really bad.
their food is really bad. (in israel mcdonalds, is better than the one in the usa though) but still, everytime i eat they , i end up throwing all of what i have eaten
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Panda1345 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Have you ever eatin chicken you have bought at a store? Then you support animal cruelty I have been a chicken chaser. You pick them up wrong and you feel their legs breaks Its a TERRIBLE job. Cows have it fucking lucky. A metal spike right through their cribral cortex is instant. Chickens suffer for hours before they are killed. Cows don't know they are going to die until its done. All Mcdonalds is grows I love the mcnuggets anyway. Shit I eat hotdags daily. I would think Israel mcdonalds would be worse as the animal treatment laws fall off the face of the earth in that part of the world.
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Mawasi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
i mean the food quality in general in Israel is better than usa.
but, usually, i never eat at Mcdonalds !
the funny thing is, we never are convinced that they have the worst food ever till we grow up. even though our parents all the time said so.
when i was a kid, every time i wanted to go there my dad said noway. when i grew up, i understood why .
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Panda1345 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the food is fine in moderation. Just like everything else.
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w-p Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I like sth in it.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Photographer
Featured on my latest journal! :strip:
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:)
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Acsher Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Amazing shot. Nice work... love all your stuff too. Beautiful and thought provoking. Thank-you.
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Hybrid-dotty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Thank ya for the fav', and you've got a really touching and nice gallery. I like the impression your photo give!
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SoraQuasar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i miss israel... such a common thing to see there XD
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Mazaltov Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Artist
i know. When i lived there they were everywhere! I only noticed when comming back for a vication there, after moving to the US...
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TheLPsyche Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a pretty looking clip on the gun
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aeravi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
:dance: featured in narrative V :clap:
the contrast... really... amazing capture. truly.
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Draconis-de-Christus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Wow...what a contrast.
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Avish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
I think McDavis used to be around in the 80s. They still have one place in Haifa and someone told me theres on in Eilat.
Great picture!!
The soldier's boots are supposed (which means he is a paratrooper) to be reddish but it seems alittle worn out...
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puffy69 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008   Photographer
i have been in israel too, funny stuff, but quite usuall there
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fauxtography-ninja Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008   Photographer
WOW
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enda84 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
hahahaha....nice idea !
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Maddragon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
that is amazing!
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pictureholic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
good concept! :)
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
:clap: - so DDs do sometimes get awarded to pics that deserve them! :D
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
If you dont think they do, you should be suggesting the ones that should get it..

in nearly 10 months, i didnt see any suggestions from you, but thats beside the point.. suggest and you will see 'the best'
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
For the first year or two I was on dA I suggested a lot of good photos for DDs. One got a response, in that a different pic by the deviant I suggested was chosen. But in the vast majority of cases my notes were not even opened. Eventually I gave up making the suggestions.
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
The new series of gallery directors are a lot better than the old ones.
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Perhaps I'll start making recommendations again. Are you a gallery director yourself?
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Earlier this month i was.. You want to send to ^rhapsouldize and ^Staged

or ^estudio for photojournalism
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Thanks a lot - that could be very helpful :)
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lidlshmidl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
news: [link]
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stilgar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
I think it should be this way in USA too... I mean if you are sane, not mental... and lawful then there should be no problem with anyone who is wanting to arm themself has a right to.. Remember, the only places you are a sure target are "gun free zones".
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TheLPsyche Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You can arm yourself in America as long as its not a machine gun
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stilgar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Not rue, you can own a machine gun IF you pay the proper taxes and pass the federal check... but still they try to deny "just because"...
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:iconthelpsyche:
TheLPsyche Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I remember hearing that people modify semi autos to full auto, but you have to get a license. What kind of machine guns are you allowed cuz I never read about someone owning a gun that was originally a machine gun.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I know persons who own full auto rifles that were made that way.. Most had them before 1968 when the democrat party passed bills to ban automatic weapons and "saturday night specials" because Black Americans were rioting and useing them, the revolvers as home defence guns because they were cheap... they passed it on account saying they, the revolvers, were dangerous and made cheap as to blow up in peoples face.. as now as just like then politicians pass laws to ban certain things as to "help us from ourselves" as if we do not know they are trying to control a population by making us think we do not have the mental state to run our own lives thus making themself the nanny.... THAT needs to stop.

The problem now is when trying to get license to BUY and automatic weapon in THIS state you need to get the OK from the Department of Kustice which is VERY hard unless you can pay all the "taxes" on it and even then they can deny you... it is hard but possible...
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TheLPsyche Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it must be a lot of hard work. I bet whoever does it will celebrate getting the license and then think "Wait, what am I going to do with a machine gun?"
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Dragon-Shifter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting pic, it certianly proves that one can never stray to far from a lil piece of Americana. I have a theory by the way, if a nation has a McDonalds we are etheir A) Friends and Allies or B) Will never go to war with them even if they are not. So i say bring on world peace, one McDonalds at a time.
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umiterdem Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008   Photographer
featured [link]
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SimplyArun Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Great photograph!
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art-mongral Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Clever. I love it.
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NicolCaplin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
What a fantastic photo. Sums up how I feel whenever I go anywhere to eat in Israel that is public, there are always soliders around and it makes me feel so safe. Soo much safer than if there were just some lousy security guards there. I am so proud of the IDF and perhaps I will join after my studies.
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DOOM876 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
mmm, globelization in a country that is basically an illegal occupation. two sad things that make me very unhappy when put togerther, or taken apart. But, focusing on the man, if this was a kind and just world there wouldn't be a country where you can go into even the shittiest of restaurants with THAT.
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Dragon-Shifter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lil Angsty arent ya? Is America an "illegal occupation" as well?
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DOOM876 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
By the way, me, you forgot to commment on the pic itself. It is something that should be put on the front cover of Time or NatGeo, there, that should ecplain how I feal. Cover, not the damn inside of the magazine!
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Flowerinka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
This deviation has been featured in my journal!

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LadyDeath666 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
super nice shot dude, only in Israel would you see that >.<
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ericthom57 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The simplicity adds to all the complexities this this photo conjures up in the mind. That's a simple statement on this amazing photograph!

*Now wouldn't you love to just smack all those people who didn't abide by your wishes and instead tried to turn this space into a political forum...geez*

Nicely done, lady!
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