Saturday, April 24, 2010

Holding the Emotion In: Covering Ones Mouth

More than 50 killed in bomb explosions in Baghdad

An Iraqi woman covers her mouth as she looks at the results of the bomb blast in the Hurriya District, northwestern Baghdad, on April 23, 2010. A series of bombs killed 58 people, mainly targeting Shiite worshipers.


Muritor said...

Do you think it's just a faked smile or it's contempt too: ?

Or neither - that's her baseline for a smile?

John said...

Normally I do not comment on one picture, but it is clear there is not big decisions based on what I say.

Not contempt. It is a social smile. Because it is not equally "high" or what we call unilateral on each side of the face it is "faked."