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Muslim Women

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Telephoto lenses allow you to isolate your subjects from the background, as in this photograph of Muslim women. They were aware of being photographed, but did not mind if it was done from a distance. A normal or wide-angle lens would probably have made them nervous.
Photograph by Robert Caputo

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