Revisiting that Photo of the Little Syrian Boy

 

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This is the world-famous photo of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh. The photograher is Mahmoud Raslan, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

 

This searing image of Omran Daqneesh has reminded many viewers of another Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, one of the refugees of the Syrian Civil War.  The photographer, Mahmoud Raslan, noted that, at the same time, other children were brought into the hospital with life-threatening wounds; one, a little boy who died on a gurney, was named Ibrahim Hadiri.  The volunteer who pulled Daqneesh from the rubble reminded the world that such tragedies have been happening in Syria every day.   Several photo journalists have been asking how long the effect of this photo will last.

Reuters has compiled a harrowing gallery photos of children in Aleppo being rescued from buildings destroyed in the bloody civil war there.

We must not forget this photo, for the reason it represents so many other children who are dying in Syria every day.  A Wikipedia entry for Omran Daqneesh has been started, but it urgently needs more work, as well as public support.

 

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