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Show the World What Moves You.

Grab your camera phone, 35mm, DSLR or whatever else you have that makes pictures and grab a shot of something, or someone that moves you. Post your photo and a few sentences about what it means to you. Share your submissions with your network and ask them to give your photo a thumbs-up.

The contest to win a camera with this challenge closed April 2, 2012.

Photo: USNavy

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Despite my lack of sleep. I loved Burma. Especially for this photo. I was ready to leave Shwe Dagon Pagoda after taking multiple shots but I crossed paths with this man. I was totally captivated by his knowledge, enthusiasm and happiness. I spoke to him from morning to evening. We spoke about life and philosophy. It was truly a great experience. I will surely miss his presence.

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Answered over 2 years ago charles raben 77 from United States
over 2 years ago cameron malo said:
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liked :)

over 2 years ago adamkramer4 said:
 

@cameron malo You owe me money, fool

over 2 years ago lara galinsky said:
 

@adamkramer4 Beautiful photo!!

over 2 years ago carlos hernandez said:
 

wouuu esta muy chebre la foto

over 2 years ago echoing green said:
 

Charles- Your photo was awesome and the Work on Purpose team voted for you to be the winner of our challenge. Please send an email with your name and address to community@echoinggreen.org so we can send you your prize!

over 2 years ago charles raben said:
 

@echoing green Check your email :) I sent it from; charlesraben@me.com


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Karatu, Tanzania. East Africa.  This is a captivating look into the eyes of extreme poverty through the barefoot, street children whose faces are smeared with the red dirt that blankets the village ground.  This fleeting moment contributed to a shift in perspective that sparked a change in the trajectory of my future.  A feeble educational system, neglect and abuse, an undersupply of healthcare access and worst of all, a scarcity of the fundamentals: food and clean water.  Distressing, but existent. These children represent only a minute number of the many individuals globally, in relatable circumstances.  These red stained faces reaffirmed my moral and social responsibility to commit to a purpose that is greater than myself and to work in global health policy to alleviate the widespread monstrosity.  I am inspired to grow in knowledge to spread awareness, evolve with an active courage, and utilize the resources that are available to me as a product of the developed world. 


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Answered over 2 years ago isabellask 42 from United States
over 2 years ago echoing green said:
 

Isabella- Thank you for sharing the powerful story of your experience in Tanzania. As a runner up in our challenge we would like to send you a copy of the Work on Purpose book. Please email your full name and address to community@echoinggreen.org so we can send you your prize!


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“I know society won’t accept me for who I am.” Iravati exclaims. Out of over a million Trans-genders estimated to be living in India, a majority of them face harassment and discrimination from the mainstream society. When I look at her, I realize that she is one of us – she laughs, she loves to be loved, she cares for people around her and aspires to enjoy her life. But her existence is rarely acknowledged. Even today majority of the government forms do not have a third checkbox to accommodate her gender identity.

Isn’t it high time for us to include a third checkbox?

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Answered over 2 years ago saumya gupta 36 from India
over 2 years ago ahana sood said:
 

Brilliantly captured!!

over 2 years ago arunima anand said:
 

Hope amongst dearth

over 2 years ago kshitij garg said:
 

Third Check box…something to tinker on…nice click.

over 2 years ago ashish p vora said:
 

Like how the sunlight creates a halo around her head.

over 2 years ago echoing green said:
 

Saumya- Thank you for sharing this powerful testament for change in how we treat non cisgendered people. As a runner up in our challenge we would like to send you a copy of the Work on Purpose book. Please email your full name and address to community@echoinggreen.org so we can send you your prize!

over 2 years ago linda kay klein said:
 

Gorgeous


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Elite School kids don’t learn what these kids at an orphanage in Lahore,Pakistan see everyday.

No Punjabi,Pathan, Afghan immigrant, Sindhi, Balochi. No Hatred.

We are all one nation.We are all one world.

(Picture taken at SOS Children’s Village Pakistan)

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Answered over 2 years ago rehman ilyas 35 from Hong Kong
over 2 years ago echoing green said:
 

Rehman- Thanks for sharing this incredible photo of unity. As a runner up in our challenge we would like to send you a copy of the Work on Purpose book. Please email your full name and address to community@echoinggreen.org so we can send you your prize!

over 2 years ago rehman ilyas said:
 

@echoing green Thank You for selecting me as a Runner’s Up. I have emailed you my details on the above address:)

almost 2 years ago salman ali khan said:
 

Thumbs up..


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I am continually moved by the strength, determination and courage of women and girls around the world. Despite adversity, poverty, frustrations, social constructs and more, women stand tall together as the backbone of society, never allowing hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.  

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Answered over 2 years ago lindsaymp 26 from unknown
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f513d364c41b02c6c0003ad

over 2 years ago echoing green said:
 

Lindsay- What a powerful photo. As a runner up in our challenge we would like to send you a copy of the Work on Purpose book. Please email your full name and address to community@echoinggreen.org so we can send you your prize!


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I am moved by individuals who resist discrimination and exclusion, such as Guatemala’s Maya population which has historically experienced high levels of violence and exclusion.

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Answered over 2 years ago sonja wolf 23 from Mexico
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f5142c54c41b035530000c6


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This photo is taken from the East River State Park in Brooklyn, where solar-powered street lights were recently installed.  New York City is steeped in industrial history.  Looking across at the East River Power Plant (recently re-powered with gas turbines), to me, this image juxtaposes our industrial legacy and the good and the bad that came with it, with our pursuit of a more sustainable future, where societal progress need not be at the expense of environmental or social degradation.

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Answered over 2 years ago mathewmcdermid 22 from United States
over 2 years ago sonali mcdermid said:
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A photo is worth a million words! yay for progress

over 2 years ago jeff said:
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Simplicity & juxtaposition of contrasting images always does it for me.

over 2 years ago usfluoro said:
 

A telling picture – four tiny signs of progress firing a shot across the river to a behemoth !


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My heart is fattened when the simplest of foods prepared by the kindest of hands is able to nourish us in so many ways.

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Answered over 2 years ago chief hopper 41 from Philippines
over 2 years ago liza said:
 

I love it! Where is this food from? It looks delicious :)

over 2 years ago chief hopper said:
 

@liza I was in Coron, Palawan helping out a micro-financing company by doing some business mentoring but it turned out that they’re doing quite well already! The whole plate actually tastes super good, esp if you are a fan of veggies :), even the bitter gourd was nice.

over 2 years ago drei100 said:
 

@kathleen yao …just add rice!!

over 2 years ago chief hopper said:
 

@drei100 Heh heh, you’re right!

over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f561c634c41b02fb4000043


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As cliche as this may be, I took a photo of my Love. It’s amazing to feel like this. To be a part of someone and they, in turn, be such a part of you. I’ve never had to change a thing about myself to be with him, nor has he. We live a humble life with big dreams, every step taken together hand in hand. He has been my rock, my friend to count on and the best hugger in the world. He would give up anything to make someones day, and I would give up anything to make his. I used to think that true love wasnt really “true” and that there were many compatible people. But I know in my heart that he is mine and I am his. Connected in some crazy beautiful way, and I will never. love. anyone. else. again. He moves me. He inspires me. My best friend and my Love.

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Answered over 2 years ago kali packer 16 from United States

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A still unfullfiled dream of a girl named Dike at the age of 10 in an childrens orphanage in Kathmandu.

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Answered over 2 years ago mchlschuster 14 from Kenya
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f51bbd44c41b01f49000124


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This moment began with a journey to Nilorpavi Orphanage in Madurai, India. My job was to serve as a mentor to vulnerable children who lack the basic protection of family. Every time I see this picture, I am reminded of the authentic connection between all people and I am moved to go out and be the change that I want to see in this world.

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Answered over 2 years ago elijahmckenzie 12 from United States

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Our existence is one of extremes of beauty and ugliness in this world. Love and hate. Kindness and selfishness. Joy and anguish. I find it difficult to see the beauty sometimes when faced with the knowledge of the ugliness that exists, but the one thing that always reminds that there is a balance, and that as humans we decide how we see the world, is the rainbow. Created by the single ray of sunlight as the clouds clear after rain, it’s nature’s reminder that beauty is everywhere, even in thin air.

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Answered over 2 years ago rakeye 10 from unknown
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f53ad194c41b00442000332


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I’m moved by the empowerment that comes from new mothers, who live in some of Miami’s most blighted communities, stepping up and demanding access to healthcare, information, and support that will sustain generations to come….

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Answered over 2 years ago alynnmatthews 9 from unknown
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f53bfa54c41b019d300005b


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I am moved by young women who are dreaming large and working hard to defy the odds to get a quality education.

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Answered over 2 years ago jsempowerchange 12 from United States
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f4e32f14c41b061b3000066


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What moves me?

Diverse communities that come together to demand change and fight for what they believe in

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Answered over 2 years ago maritzaincali 8 from unknown
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Thanks for your submission. Don’t forget to share out to your friends. They can vote for your photo by clicking the “thumbs up,” or submit a photo of their own. http://workonpurpose.echoinggreen.org/questions/4f4e2fac4c41b00af300023f/answers/4f513d0a4c41b0293200037b


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I’m pretty proud of this shot I took from the top of the Rockefeller Tower in NYC. I have recently moved to New York and sometimes life in the Big City can be overwhelming. This moment when the moon happened to be directly over the needle of the Empire State Building serves as a reminder to “shoot for the moon,” stay motivated, and strive to live life with purpose. Hope you enjoy! Thanks!

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Answered over 2 years ago anindya kundu 6 from United States

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I’ve always been fascinated by music, how it’s made, that art can be heard and enjoyed by those who are blind. My sister is an upcoming musician and she’s always driven me to do my best. This picture here is of a friend of hers, tuning his instrument before letting the art sing from it. The guitar was part of him. I didn’t think he’d be complete without it— ever. I just wanted to catch the silent moment between an artist and their thing that made them the artist they were… and I was lucky enough to capture it here. 

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Answered over 2 years ago hana howell 6 from United States
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

Awesome photo!


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I was moved by the many young all over in Europe, who got out in the streets in the middle of this very cold winter in order to protect theirs rights as free people. I was also part of the protests against ACTA and found them very impressive!

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Answered over 2 years ago marta antonova 6 from Germany
over 2 years ago charles raben said:
 

I really like this photo, wonderful job.


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This 31 foot tall statue of Paul Bunyan is probably my favorite.  It’s also one of the silliest I've seen. Yet, this image of the statue, taken on a rainy Portland day, captured an entirely different image.  This is one of an omnipresent, looming figure, so opposite to the statue in its regular form.  It reminded me of the fluidity of perception – in this case, visual – and how some of our most beloved and comforting gifts of life, so benign an experience one minute, can seem so profoundly threatening the next. 

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Answered over 2 years ago kathryn whitehead 6 from United States

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spontaneous surprises!

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Answered over 2 years ago ruthinasia 4 from United States

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Answered over 2 years ago caption 4 from unknown

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bringing about something that can engage all youths to have income earning porjects to their basic life needs.

Answered over 2 years ago asingwirenetppa 2 from Uganda
over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

I agree that this is moving! Do you have a photo you have taken to show us what this looks like?


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esta muy bonita la foto amigo

Answered over 2 years ago carlos hernandez 5 from unknown

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I love seeing moments where ingenuity overcomes resource limitations. This community gathering of Maroons in Cockpit Country in Jamaica to celebrate their independence from British and Jamaican rule was deeply moving. Holding a session in an abandoned building under the stars was incredible.

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Answered over 2 years ago tallybower 289 3 from United States

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I know people say this all the time, but I truly believe that children are the future. There is only so much we can do before we must pass the torch on to the another generation. Sometimes this scares me, but when I look into the eyes of an innocent baby I realize it’s up to us to shape them to be the leaders of the world. All in all, children are what move me.

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Answered over 2 years ago brittney micheletti 2 from United States

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Imagine a world where every child was free to express their opinion, free to play and to aim for the top of their dreams, free to feed and free to live. A photo taken by Sendi Ian from National Sports Academy Kampala uganda

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Answered over 2 years ago ian sendi 2 from Uganda

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