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Tour guide, Victoria, British Columbia, 2009

This woman was waiting for her next tour to begin when she suddenly produced this fully extended yawn. The moment is incongruous and it lasted long enough for me to frame, focus, and shoot. She also is waiting behind a large lectern intended to provide formal and official status, yet her momentary response to the tedium of the moment is both highly informal and very unofficial.

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Phil Douglis04-Jul-2009 22:07
Thanks, Rose and Tim, for your comments on this image. She may be tired, or perhaps she is simply bored and when we are bored, we may tend to yawn. In fact, a euphemism for "boring" is "a yawn."
Tim May04-Jul-2009 19:47
Yes she probably is yawning but she might also be breaking into a full chorus of Alleluia which would match the building behind her.
sunlightpix04-Jul-2009 06:00
LOL, her unguarded moment speaks volumes.
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