In Arlit where I am sitting in my hotel room writing this, I suddenly catch sight of a man carrying an empty picture frame…It frames his whole person as he carries it, only his head and ffeet outside it. It is strange to see the way the frame separates him, brings him out, yes even elevates him. When he stops for a moment to move it from one shoulder to another, he seems to step out of the frame. It looks as if that were the simplest thing in the world.

- Sven Lindqvist

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