Ethiopians fans in Doha

Ethiopian Expats in Doha (Pic du Jour)

‘Community’ is the prompt for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. I immediately thought of expats and the communities they create when forced, by choice or circumstance, to live far from home. And that led to this shot of part of the Ethiopian expat community in Doha, Qatar, who gather each May to cheer on their nation’s runners at the annual Diamond League track & field meet.

The jobs that bring them there vary wildly, but for the many who work in the construction trade or as domestic workers, their experience isn’t pleasant. Here, those troubles are set aside and forgotten, for at least for a few hours.

Photo snapped in Doha, Qatar, 14-May-2010
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