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An Un-Staged Photo Of A Female Soldier In Iraq

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This photo is confusing to many. Some think it’s staged, others wonder why the woman isn’t wearing her helmet, and the majority of people are curious about the soldier’s gender. The photo is not staged. A young girl was curious about the female soldier and went up to talk to her. Scotty, a lucky photographer, was able to capture the moment. In an interview after the photo was taken, the girl talked about how cool it was to see a female doing a man’s job.

The woman was not wearing a helmet because she wanted the village people to know she trusted them. She wore the headpiece out of respect for their culture. Oftentimes, female soldiers are sent into the villages because they are more easily trusted.