I can imagine many different meanings or secrets in the photo. The photo is indeed intensified when you start thinking of the loneliness she may be feeling. Family, religion, politics...the list goes on and on.
Right Scott! You are right!! Sometimes everybody would think that he/she is really alone although there are several important things around him/her. Because, the only really important thing is not around us but is inside us. It's the LOVE which brings HOPE with itself.