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Prize-Winning Wedding Photo of Wounded Marine
World Press Photo ^ | 2/10/07 | Nina Berman

Posted on 02/09/2007 9:29:24 PM PST by Zeroisanumber

At the request of the artist, I haven't copied the photo in question to this thread. It's viewable here.

The photo took first prize in the portrait category of the World Press Photo awards. It is such a beautiful example of love, determination, and strength mixed with sadness and wistfulness that I was very moved the first time that I looked at it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: photo; weddingphoto; worldpressphoto; woundedmarine
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I hope that others on the board will find this photo as engaging and moving as I did.
1 posted on 02/09/2007 9:29:26 PM PST by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber

wow


2 posted on 02/09/2007 9:32:42 PM PST by isthisnickcool (I own your children! ---RICK PERRY)
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To: Zeroisanumber

May God keep their marriage strong!


3 posted on 02/09/2007 9:33:45 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: Zeroisanumber

May the Lord bless them in their marriage....


4 posted on 02/09/2007 9:35:16 PM PST by Peace4EarthNow
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To: Zeroisanumber
They are both heroes. May God bless them and their marriage.
5 posted on 02/09/2007 9:36:20 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Zeroisanumber

Yes, indeed, and thank you for posting the link to this photo.

God bless this marriage and keep it strong.


6 posted on 02/09/2007 9:36:30 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Don't be rediki... riducke...rudicki...stoopid!)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Speechless.


7 posted on 02/09/2007 9:37:18 PM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Rarely do I shed a tear.....God bless this couple..!


8 posted on 02/09/2007 9:38:46 PM PST by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: Zeroisanumber

God Bless them and their marriage. Never have I seen such a moving image of love.


9 posted on 02/09/2007 9:45:53 PM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Zeroisanumber

Lord, please keep these folks in the palm of your hand.


10 posted on 02/09/2007 9:49:26 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Zeroisanumber

http://ninaberman.com/index3.php?pag=prt

http://www.purpleheartsbook.com/index.php?pag=abt


11 posted on 02/09/2007 9:51:31 PM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: Zeroisanumber

May God bless this young couple and keep their marriage strong.


12 posted on 02/09/2007 9:52:21 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Zeroisanumber

That's a big guy.


13 posted on 02/09/2007 9:53:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Zeroisanumber

God Bless this couple.


14 posted on 02/09/2007 9:57:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
That's a big guy.

Probably more bandages or a brace of some sort under his uniform.

15 posted on 02/09/2007 10:00:18 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Beautiful couple, I just wish they didn't look so somber. May they have a wonderful life together.


16 posted on 02/09/2007 10:03:17 PM PST by derllak
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To: Zeroisanumber; Mr. Mojo

That is one of the most wonderful pictures I've ever seen! God Bless them both. I hope they have many, many years together. It brought tears to my eyes!


17 posted on 02/09/2007 10:27:40 PM PST by NRA2BFree (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008! HE IS AN HONEST CONSERVATIVE!!)
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To: Zeroisanumber

BUMP.


18 posted on 02/09/2007 10:30:44 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Zeroisanumber
I saw an interview with them on FoxNews a few weeks ago, but I did not know that the wedding had already taken place.

May they have a long and loving life together.

19 posted on 02/09/2007 10:32:44 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (I see storms on the horizon.)
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To: Zeroisanumber

God bless 'em.


20 posted on 02/09/2007 10:35:10 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?")
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To: Zeroisanumber

Oh my. Life will be so hard. G-d bless this marriage and thank G-d for men like this groom and their sacrifices.


21 posted on 02/09/2007 10:37:21 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Zeroisanumber

God bless, protect and defend them.


22 posted on 02/09/2007 10:38:46 PM PST by TWhiteBear
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To: Zeroisanumber

Well, the bride has a "is this how it's going to be for the next forty years?" forty yard stare.


23 posted on 02/09/2007 10:40:36 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Zeroisanumber

God bless them both...


24 posted on 02/09/2007 10:41:10 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

25 posted on 02/09/2007 10:41:37 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Oh my! Is that real?


27 posted on 02/10/2007 12:01:43 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: aruanan
Well, the bride has a "is this how it's going to be for the next forty years?" forty yard stare.

I noticed that. My heart aches.

28 posted on 02/10/2007 12:34:50 AM PST by SantosLHalper (Liberals - The first to cry for tolerance. The first to shut you up when you don't agree with them.)
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To: nutmeg

God bless this young couple and all of our brave fighting men. I don't know the story of this particular young man, but I'll bet he has fought hard to overcome many obstacles to his recovery.


29 posted on 02/10/2007 4:33:01 AM PST by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: Zeroisanumber; nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; american colleen; ELS; Pyro7480; ...
Catholic Prayer Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Catholic Prayer Ping List.

May the Lord bless and keep this couple.

30 posted on 02/10/2007 8:38:47 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Old story. Why are we doing it again?


31 posted on 02/10/2007 8:46:13 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Zeroisanumber
This brave Marine will undoubtedly undergo reconstructive surgery. May the Lord guide the hands of his surgeons. Miracles are performed by reconstruction today.

However, at the moment, surgery or not, the noble heart of this American warrior transcends any outward appearance.

Thanks for this beautiful love story about a beautiful couple. Valentine red roses and best wishes to them from this admiring freeper.

Leni

32 posted on 02/10/2007 8:50:58 AM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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To: napscoordinator
I hadn't seen this story before. It's inspiring and makes each of us a little prouder and happier. That's why I'm delighted this "old story" is being "done again."

Shame on you. You are sour.

Leni

33 posted on 02/10/2007 8:56:02 AM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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Leni,
Just because you are not on FR as much as others and have seen this story before does not make a person sour. Perhaps you need to read FR more and you will be happier.


34 posted on 02/10/2007 9:09:26 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Zeroisanumber

God bless em!!


35 posted on 02/10/2007 9:27:45 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: napscoordinator
Beautiful stories are worth repeating.
36 posted on 02/10/2007 9:49:08 AM PST by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: aruanan

Yup, that deer caught in the headlights look :(


37 posted on 02/10/2007 9:50:59 AM PST by cyborg (No I don't miss the single life at all.)
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To: Zeroisanumber
Actually, I think it was either the British Hurricane, Spitfire or both that had a fuel tank directly in front of the instrument panel. A tracer round through produced predictably terrifying results.

Many pilots were horribly burnt and grotesquely disfigured but in the eye's of British women, they were heroes and very much in demand as husbands.

38 posted on 02/10/2007 10:02:35 AM PST by fso301
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To: Excellence

Good point!


39 posted on 02/10/2007 11:04:01 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
"Leni, just because you're not on FR as much as others and have seen this story before does not make a person sour. Perhaps you need to read FR more and you will be happier".

Mr. Nap, please note I stated in my post above that I HADN'T seen this story before. I was happy it was on again for those of us, including me, who didn't know about this delightful event for the Marine and his bride.

Yes, you ARE sour for complaining that the story was "old" and for whining that it was re-posted. You could have just been quiet and let the rest of us enjoy some upbeat news for a change.

You (who signed on in the latter part of 2005) don't think I'm on FR "as much as others" and that I "need to read it more and I'll be happier".

Actually, I'm a 1998 signer-onner, served on the Free Republic Network Board of Directors, currently serving as a member of the FR quarterly fund-raising committee....and am also known on this forum as "Friva Diva" (Las Vegas FR Conference publicity committee chair), and also "Bahama Mama", organizer of all the "FReeps Ahoy" fund-raising cruises.

Likewise, I chaired the committee that re-organized the Florida chapter into three manageable and efficient chapters, not an easy or quick job.

So I'm "not on FR as much as others"? LOL.

If I was on FR any more during all these years, my eyes would be hanging out my head. In fact, they ARE! I just don't have an extra pair of eyes to look down to see how far they're hanging.

So you say I "don't read FR as much as others and if I did, I'd be happier"?

Let me say that reading FR makes me happier every day and will continue to make me happier in the future.

One of the things that makes me happy is to post a comment every once in a while to the numerically-few posters who are sour pusses, picky-picky complainers, self-appointed editors.....and thread party-poopers.

Bless our Marines. IMO, their inspirational stories can be twice-told on this board any time.

Leni

40 posted on 02/10/2007 11:19:41 AM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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To: Zeroisanumber
Dear God.

That Marine is a hero, and he deserves all our respect.

That poor girl, though. The expression on her face is painful to see.

41 posted on 02/10/2007 11:23:44 AM PST by jude24
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To: MinuteGal

I really wasn't necessarily complaining but mentioning that this has been posted again. I see FREEPERS doing this all the time. As far as saying you was not on FR enough was uncalled for and I am sorry. I actually was shooting my mouth and see your name all the time. Thank you for setting me straight.


42 posted on 02/10/2007 11:26:09 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Forgot to mention I'm sometimes referred to as FR's parody poetess laureate-ette. So I wrote one of my creations just for you!

There once was a freeper named Napster
Who inadvertently gave me a bum rapster
But no harm is done
In fact, it was fun
Now come here and sit on my lapster

Smooches :)

Leni

43 posted on 02/10/2007 11:52:24 AM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Helluva man, helluva woman. God bless them and may they be fruitful and multiply.


44 posted on 02/10/2007 12:24:33 PM PST by jwalsh07 (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Thanks for posting this. I was just thinking about them the other day and wondering if they had married yet.

As far as the look on her face I'm sure if you caught any bride's face at the right moment they might have a look like this.

When the original story broke some uneducated liberal actually said he hoped they wouldn't have children because they might look like he does with the scars.

What a complete moron. His DNA is what he looked like before the injuries. I have a friend who suffered scars in a fire. Her daughter born 4 years later looks like she did before the fire.


45 posted on 02/10/2007 12:30:09 PM PST by dleecomeback07 (Pitchers and catchers report February 15th)
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To: MinuteGal

I think the bride also deserves credit for standing by him. The road certainly hasn't been easy and it won't be from now on.


46 posted on 02/10/2007 12:31:08 PM PST by dleecomeback07 (Pitchers and catchers report February 15th)
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To: dleecomeback07

Did you read the photographer's web site? She states that these purple heart photos are meant to highlight the terrible human toll of the war. I'm not sure that this is even a real photograph. She has photos of what looks like prisoners at Guantomo, but I don't see how it could be. She has a group of Taliban photos, the only one that I looked at was a woman in a full burka, holding up some scrapbook or something.

Take a closer look.


47 posted on 02/10/2007 12:34:05 PM PST by Eva
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To: MinuteGal

The photographer states on her web site that the pictures are meant to depict the terrible human toll of the war on Iraq. These are anti-war pictures, that's why the girl looks so forlorn.


48 posted on 02/10/2007 1:16:41 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva
Did you read the photographer's web site? She states that these purple heart photos are meant to highlight the terrible human toll of the war. I'm not sure that this is even a real photograph.

So it's a staged photograph?
49 posted on 02/10/2007 3:06:46 PM PST by Old_Mil (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: aruanan

i noticed it too but I didnt want to say anything out of fear of being attacked and called cruel. I wish them the best though.


50 posted on 02/10/2007 3:12:16 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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