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Queen Rania Al Abdullah honored at Microsoft in Redmond

May 19th, 2010 at Wed, 19th, 2010 at 2:27 pm by Chad Coleman

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of Jordan, center, answers a press question as Peter Friess, President of The Tech Museum of Innovation, at left, Mary Humiston, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Applied Materials and Dan Lewin, Corporate Vice President of Strategic and Emerging Business listen at the Microsoft campus in Redmond on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Queen Rania was honored with the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. More photos after the jump…

Above, Queen Rania answers press questions and makes remarks after being honored at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, May 19, 2010. I nearly was not allowed into the reception as I had missed the bomb sniffing K-9 unit by mere minutes. The security detail was kind enough to come to an arrangement with me that allowed me to perform my assignment. The arrangement: one camera body and one lens. Period. All other equipment was to be left outside the presentation area. So, I’m not one to argue (too much) with men in suits and earpieces, I chose my 50mm lens and left my second camera body, flash, telephoto and wide-angle lenses and all outside the area.  A little cropping to tighten up the composition on some photos, but not too many complaints about the images I was able to make given the take-it-or-leave-it situation.

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of Jordan, at left center, enters past a large globe display in the visitors center at the Microsoft campus in Redmond on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

A view from behind the television crews as Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of Jordan, at left center, makes an address at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, May 19, 2010.


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