7 Deadly Sins: Acedia (b&w)

Challenge #4 in the Sevens series. Hosted by mschf.
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The 7 Deadly Sins, used since the advent of Christianity, are the most objectionable vices which beckon humans to sin (more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins). This challenge explores "acedia" (also known as "sloth" or "despair"), its most basic definition being "the failure to utilize one's talents and gifts; laziness; indifference". There are numerous ways to interpret this with imagery and it is now up to your creativity and perhaps a little research to come up with something that portrays this "deadly sin".
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Fighting to survive the next day
by Quack18
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I saw this unfortunate beggar near a garden close to my house. She has her baby with her, and sits at this spot from time to time. This was taken in Beirut Lebanon. (Her situation is not a depiction of the state of Beirut, but beggars are found all around city)
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Submitted: Monday, 27th September, 2010 16:30 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 2nd October, 2009
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
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