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Deep inside the Khewra Salt Mines (2nd largest in the World) in Punjab, Pakistan.

Stalactites and Stalagmites are natural formations in the caves of mountains having limestone/salt. These form when rainwater seeps through spaces in the mountain dissolving limestone/salt over time and dripping from the ceiling. The hanging ones are called Stalactites while Stalagmites are deposited on the ground. The lighted tower in the bg is erected of salt bricks.
11mm, f/22, 20sec.

Usman M. Bajwa

 
 
 
- Carol Quina

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So cool! Love it. Love the star burst from the light. The salt almost looks like shells.


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March 08, 2012

 

Joy Rector
  excellent


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March 10, 2012

 

Jane Holestine
  Usman, this is a fabulous image!! The comp detail, DOF, and lighting are great.


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March 10, 2012

 
- Nikki McDonald

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  Very pretty and interesting, Usman, and I do see lots of "A" shapes in this one. Excellent detail, light and color.


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March 10, 2012

 
- Michele Peterson

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  WOW! What an incredible place this must be! I love the A shapes, and the colors are amazing. HTD, Usman!


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March 10, 2012

 

Marcie A. Fowler
  I love this. what a creative entry for the A theme. Beautifully composed and captured. Excellent details.


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March 10, 2012

 
- Graham Robards

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  Awesome. HTD! Pat.


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March 10, 2012

 
- Amanda D. Austwick

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  Usman, what an out standing photo! I really like the textures and the mounds of ancient salt that appear in"A" form.


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March 10, 2012

 
- Terry A. Stoa

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  Very nice, Usman. Great composition and colors - I also really like the starburst of light.


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March 11, 2012

 

Julianne Bradford
  A is for Amazing Usman!


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March 11, 2012

 
- Bunny Snow

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  The lighting, color, shapes and textures are superb, Usman! What an "amazing" capture! Well done!!!


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March 11, 2012

 

Jackie M. Sajewski
  What an amazing image.


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April 17, 2012

 
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  Usman, fantastic image! I love the texture and the starburst.


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April 18, 2012

 
- Nikki McDonald

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  The color, light and textures are fantastic here, Usman. Good luck with your favorite.


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April 18, 2012

 

Jessica Jenney
  WOW! This is stunning, Usman! I want to see some gold!


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April 30, 2012

 
- Jill Odice

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  This is outstanding! And y that you got it using a D40 really shows that it is the photographer, not the camera that makes a great image!


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May 05, 2012

 

Gary R. Smith
  Awesome photo, Usman. Looks like a winner.


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May 16, 2012

 

Katarina Mansson
  Impressive sight and capture; good luck this time around with this beauty Usman!


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May 19, 2012

 
- Dr Silly

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  Awesome. :O)


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May 19, 2012

 

Phyllis H. Burchett
  Amazing Usman!


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May 22, 2012

 
- Joannie Bertucci

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  WINNER!


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May 23, 2012

 

Orsi
  WOOW!!!


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May 23, 2012

 

Daniella Puente
  I hope to see this again, is fantastic, unique!


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June 07, 2012

 
patriciacasey.com - Patricia A. Casey

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  A Third Congratulations, Usman......are there more?......wonderfully captured....All the best with this image in the next round.....


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June 18, 2012

 
- Nikki McDonald

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  Way to keep the faith on this beauty, Usman. Congratulations on the Finalist and good luck in the next round.


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June 18, 2012

 

Phyllis H. Burchett
  BIG congrats Usman


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June 18, 2012

 
- Ann Coates

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  Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Usman. I hope we see this again.


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June 18, 2012

 
- Ujjwal Mukherjee

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  Wonderful image and finalist,Usman! Congratulations and good luck with it!!


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June 18, 2012

 
- Carol Quina

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  Love it Usman! Congrats on the finalist. Good luck in the next round!


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June 18, 2012

 
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  wow Usman, superb... congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!


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June 19, 2012

 
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  Congratulations, Usman! Glad to see this one make it!


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June 19, 2012

 

Jessica Jenney
  Congrats, Usman! One of my favorites!


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June 19, 2012

 

Debra R. Harder
  I cannot imagine this not winning GOLD, Usman! Truly MAGNIFICENT! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist!!!!!


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  Outstanding month for you Usman and congratulations again on another awesome finalist.


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June 19, 2012

 
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  You are the Light Man this month Usman!


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June 19, 2012

 

Maria Coulson
  Wow Usman, this is gorgeous! I am sure I will see it again. Congratulations!


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  Wow, this just pops out at ya...Fantastic! Congratulations! Again!
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June 19, 2012

 

Rona L. Schwarz
  This is stunning, Usman, and so unusual! Magnificent details and love the starburst and textures! Huge congrats on yet another outstanding finalist!


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June 19, 2012

 
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  Congratulations on your terrific finalist!


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June 20, 2012

 

Dore Vorum
  Congratulations! An amazing image.


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June 20, 2012

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Congratulations on your win, Usman!


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June 20, 2012

 

Jessica Jenney
  Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous winner!


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June 20, 2012

 

Don Christiana
  Congratulations Usman on your stunning GOLD winner.


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June 20, 2012

 

Maria Coulson
  I knew it! Congratulations on your gold.


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  I loved this from the moment I saw it Usman!!! Congratulations on your WIN!!!


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June 20, 2012

 

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
  WTG on your fabulous May 2012 winner, Usman! :-) k


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June 20, 2012

 
- Michele Peterson

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  Congratulations, Usman, on this unique and interesting find and capture getting gold!! Its fabulous!!


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June 20, 2012

 

Monnie Ryan
  Awesome, Usman - congratulations on a well-deserved win!


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Dennis Behm
  Congratulations on winning Gold!


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- Bojan Bencic

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  Fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Usman.


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  Congratulations great image


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June 20, 2012

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Usman!

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  FAscinating image, Usman. Great lighting, too. Congratulations on the Gold. TED


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- Gina Cormier

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  Congrats on this fabulous image,


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  Congrats on an amazing winner, Usman.


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Gerri R. Jones
  Amazing place and such a beautiful capture! Congratulations Usman!


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Janet Fikar
  Wow, this is so fabulous! Congratulations.


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- Ann Coates

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  So pleased to see this get a Gold, congratulations Usman.


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  Congrats on your win, Usman!


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June 20, 2012

 
- Terry Cervi

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  What a fantastic capture, Usman!! Congrats on this beautiful win!


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  WTG all the way to the GOLD badge Usman. Congratulations.


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June 20, 2012

 
- Kathryn Wesserling

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  You introduce us to some of the most unique / fascinating places and things through your special images, Usman. Congratulations for the Gold on this one.


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bobslens.com - Bob Cournoyer

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  Congrats on your gold, Usman... :-)


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- Dr Silly

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  UB congrats on your Gold for this awesome photo. :O)


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June 20, 2012

 

Wm Nosal
  Awesome! Usman
Congratulations


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Debra R. Harder
  No surprise here, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!!


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- Claudia Kuhn

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  A wonderful winner Usman, congrats!


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June 20, 2012

 

Sharon Sawyer
  WOW!!! WTG, Usman! HUGE congratulations on your stunning and well deserved SECOND PLACE WINNER!!!


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June 20, 2012

 

Nancy Marie Ricketts
  Congratulations, Usman, on this superb winning shot!


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June 20, 2012

 

Tarun Bose
  Big congrats Usman for your winner.


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  Huge congrats on a stunning winner, Usman!!!! WTG!!!


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June 20, 2012

 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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  Thank you all for your kind comments and continuing support. My day has just got brighter. Thanks to the Judges for considering it gold-worthy.

UB.


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June 20, 2012

 
- Charles C. Berkeley

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  Congratulations on your Second Place Win! Charles


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June 20, 2012

 
- Ujjwal Mukherjee

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  HUGE congratulations,Usman!! Well deserved Winner!!


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June 20, 2012

 

Karen E. Baumann
  Awesome!!! Congratulations, Usman!


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  This is interesting, informative, greatly composed, great detail and lighting. Congratulations Usman!


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June 20, 2012

 
- Robert K. Bemus

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  Congratulations on your Win, Usman!!


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- Raymond Pauly

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  Wonderful winner here, Usman! Congratulations!


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- Graham Robards

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  Congratulations UB! Wonderful to see this image gets the medal it deserves. Pat


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  gorgeous win Usman, huge congrats!!!


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June 21, 2012

 

Katarina Mansson
  Congratulations on your beautiful and spectacular winner Usman!


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June 21, 2012

 

Cheryl Schneider
  How intriguing! Big congratulations, Usman.


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June 21, 2012

 
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  Congratulations Usman on this great winner!


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June 21, 2012

 
- Amanda D. Austwick

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  Usman, I'm nit surprised at all that you won Gold on the unusual beauty. Congratulations!!!


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June 21, 2012

 
- Christine Czernin

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  So beautiful, like a book illustration.
Many congrats on your gold, Usman.


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June 21, 2012

 

ALLEN O. HOWARD
  F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C, Usman!!! Congratulations!


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June 21, 2012

 
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  Congratulations on your WIN Usman!! This is such a coooooool image!!! WTG!


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June 21, 2012

 

Rona L. Schwarz
  WTG, Usman! So happy to see this one with GOLD, but not surprised at all - it is one magnificent image! Huge Congratulations!


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June 21, 2012

 

Debbie Bray
  Usman, this image had winner written all over it right from the beginning - a truly superb picture. CONGRATULATIONS!!


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June 21, 2012

 

Susan Fox
  Fabulous image, congrats


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June 21, 2012

 

David Phalen
  BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!


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June 21, 2012

 

Phyllis H. Burchett
  Congrats Usman!


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June 21, 2012

 
- Diane E. Deming

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  Congratulations, Usman. This is just fantastic!


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June 22, 2012

 
- Judy V. Kennamer

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  Congrats on your beautiful winner Usman!!!!


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June 22, 2012

 

David M. Montero
  How cool! Congratulations on your Gold medal Usman!


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June 23, 2012

 
- Cindy Bendush

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  Love your composition Usman! Congratulations on your win!


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June 24, 2012

 
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  So happy to see this get a gold, Usman..Congratulations!


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June 24, 2012

 
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  Great capture and treatment, big Congrats!!!


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June 25, 2012

 

Merna L. Nobile
  Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna


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June 27, 2012

 

Rolando Rosito
  Fantastic image Usman, Congratulations!!


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July 04, 2012

 
- Joseph M. Muench

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  You've done it again, Usman. Stunning image.
-Joe


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July 20, 2012

 
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