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JANUARY FEBRUARY 2015

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY ED MIRON

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DAKAR, SENEGAL

Please submit your favorite, recent

photograph to be featured in Local Lens.

Images must be high resolution (at least

300 dpi at 8 x 10”) and must not be in

print elsewhere. Please submit a short

description of the scene/event, as well as

your name, brief biodata and the type of

camera used, to

locallens@afsa.org.

A

female vendor, with

her baby on her back

and her older daugh-

ter trailing behind,

walks along the beach in late

afternoon.

is was a familiar

scene at the small, rocky beach

used by locals in the Almadies

section of Dakar, less than a mile

from the new U.S. embassy.

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Regional Medical O cer Ed Miron

joined the State Department For-

eign Service in 2006 after 23 years

of private practice as a family

doctor in a small town. He spent

two years in Riyadh, and was then

posted to Dakar, where he took

this photograph. In October, he

completed an assignment as chief

of foreign programs in the O ce of

Medical Services in Washington,

D.C., and is now at FSI for the

eight-week Portuguese FAST course

in preparation for his next assign-

ment, São Paulo, in January.

is photo was taken with a

Canon EOS 5D Classic with a 70-

200 mm zoom lens.