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Monthly Photos January 2012

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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The rising sun indicates the beginning of a new day and gives us hope and energy for departure. It represents resurrection, which is celebrated during the Christian holiday of Easter.
Even on the most depressing day, the sun rises and encourages people. In other parts of the world, however, sunsets represent the beginning of a day. For the Jewish and Muslim people, the new day starts as the sky fades dark blue at dusk.

When I visited the seaside of the Mediterranean, there stood a young couple staring at the gorgeous sunset.
They must have been thinking of the new day that was quickly approaching.

DEC 2011
Sunset in the Mediterranean seen from Caesarea
Photograph by Aiko NISHIKIDA

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