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Hole in One
Photograph by Alexandra Avakian

Near the village of Hatsik, an oddity called Tsak Kar—Armenian for "rock with hole"—attracts the curious as well as cure seekers. Some believe the rock possesses magical powers, says archaeologist Boris Gasparian. "For example, if a woman is not able to become pregnant, she will become pregnant if she can pass through the hole," he says. The blessings of the boulder, though, are not widely bestowed, for only the very thin can fit through its narrow opening.

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Camera: Canon EOS 1N
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: 20-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: It was too sunny, which caused the sky to be over-exposed.
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light.


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