Wow. Remove all context and you could tell all those things simply by looking at the pictures?
Omniscience must be a wonderful gift, (I'll bet you could really rake in the cash at the county fair at the guess your weight/occupation stand if you chose to).
So you can enjoy your feeling of superiority... I did not know any history on either one of those photos prior to seeing them. I simply saw two photos. If I HAD read about them, then I would have known more, but then that opinion would have been based on info OTHER than the photos. Since I had no prior knowledge of them, I could only draw upon what I was actually seeing. What I saw were remarkably similar.
But if I'm hearing you correctly.....with all context removed, you have 2 young women, holding weapons, and a holy book while standing in front of a flag striking the same pose, but they bear absolutely no similarities to each other?