The policeman working in the Fort had a gun slung across his shoulder

Policeman having a gun
Shot in the Fort, the old city of Galle, Sri Lanka
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A policeman stood in front of a government building in the Fort of Galle. The entire country seems to be on high alert since a ceasefire agreement with the rebel group, the LTTE, was broken in January 2008. The Old City of Galle, a World Heritage Site, is an important resource for the Sri Lankan government to earn foreign currency, so security is probably tight.

However, I could not feel such a tense atmosphere from the appearance of this policeman who was guarding the old quarter. This policeman was also very cheerful. For the first time since I pointed my camera at him, he stood tall and looked off into the distance, giving off an air of being at work.

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PHOTO DATA

No

1795

Shooting Date

Mar 2008

Posted On

July 10, 2008

Modified On

September 28, 2020

Place

Galle, Sri Lanka

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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