Why should I buy a 50mm prime lens?

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I made a mistake... haven't bought a 50mm prime lens yet. Show me why I should buy it!! MANDATORY to indicate brand/model of lens used for taking the picture (of course, only 50mm prime lens for this challenge).
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Canon 50mm f1.8. The cheapest lens Canon offers. And one of the best.
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Submitted: Friday, 1st July, 2011 07:03 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 6th June, 2011
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 400
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