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Location: Bari Imam, Islamabad Pakistan

It is a common practice for people who visit shrines to distribute food to the Poor.  The Shrine of Bari Imam is no exception.  The food is usually freshly prepared (on payment) by roadside kitchens for the devotees to distribute.  The food is usually a form of Pilau (Savoury Rice) or a special sweet rice (Zarda).  The food is very high quality as the same people also cater for parties and functions and the same food is often a staple marriage  parties.   Poor people from the locality come to the shrine to benefit from the hospitality of the worshippers.

This poor man was eating some rice being distributed by the devotee.  One seeing me taking the photograph he insisted that I should have a plate of rice. 
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Given 2015-02-28
Food looks heartwrenching, but InayatShah gives us an uplifting back-story on how the man got his food.  The dramatic light and gritty texture bring your focus on to the man's plight.   ( Suggested by xChristina27x and Featured by tanikel )
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
:iconheartsignplz: Congratulations! :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Nat-ti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor people are often the most generous !
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
yes indeed they usually are
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wiwionart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
very touching
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Manizhe-Mehr Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best photo Success fella (Reactions) 
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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tupilak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student
A DD well deserved. Excellent detail and greyscale. Bravo!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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maharvi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
واااااااااااااااااااہ، بہترین تصویر۔ شاندار فوٹو گرافی
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations!!!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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KakaRaku94 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Genial!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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yubari-gogo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Your picture made my stomach churn and my throat to tighten. You made me feel a hundred emotions from looking at your photograph.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I can understand, and yet we all seem to forget just how lucky we all are in our everyday lives.
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Monstersaround Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautifully done show so much emotion, i'm about to tear up.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much .. for the appreciation.
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angotti81 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Wow.  This is the best photo i've seen in a while.  Great job!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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missdolkapots Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This photo speaks a thousand words, but it makes you stop and think. Congratulations on the DD!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you .

But the problem is (at least here) .. this kind of sight is very common and although we see it in real every day .. most of us are simply immune to any charitable feelings
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I guess I won't leave any more comments here, instead I'll just say CONGRATS on the DD !!Clap Clap +fav  Clap Clap+fav  Clap Clap +fav :happybounce: 
So very well deserved, my friend :) Hug Heart  
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Powerful, Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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RankaStevic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This one really speaks a thousand words. Heartbreaking.. :tears: Congratulations on well deserved DD. Rose 
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: Daily Deviations Weekly Highlights XIV :heart:
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature, I am so honoured that my work is shown along side so many amazing works ..
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krasblak Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
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Wow! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation recognition! :clap:
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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mentalraymaya Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heart touching!!! 
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rafigomez Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful story to go with such a powerful photo. Thanks for sharing with us.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your kind words .. I am glad that I am able to share my perspective. DA allows me to share with so many wonderful people.
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rafigomez Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
All my best to you.
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SirCassie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SO MUCH LUFF Congrats on the well deserved DD Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Phreja Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :clap: 
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Congratulations on the DD :clap:
Have a nice day! :swoon: by PunkyB
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconcongratsplz: on the DD! :woohoo:
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November 9, 2014
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