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MARCH 2017

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY CATHERINE KANNENBERG

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KHARTOUM, SUDAN

Please submit your favorite,

recent photograph to

be considered for Local

Lens. Images must be high

resolution (at least 300 dpi

at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger)

and must not be in print

elsewhere. Please include

a short description of the

scene/event, as well as your

name, brief biodata and the

type of camera used,

to

locallens@afsa.org.

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udanese children jump and run with excitement after the brief downpour that

often accompanies a desert sandstorm, or

haboob

, near the camel market in

Khartoum, Sudan, one of the hottest major cities in the world. This photo was

taken through the window of a fully armored embassy vehicle with a Canon

Powershot S5 IS at f/4 and 1/1000 sec.

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Catherine Kannenberg, the child of Foreign Service parents, is a former psychology professor and

the spouse of a retired career FSO. As a child, spouse and lecturer, she has lived in Venezuela,

Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Korea, Morocco, Ghana, Uganda and Sudan. She now

works on outreach with AFSA, helping to educate the American public about the value of diplo-

macy and development.