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How the heart-wrenching photo of Syria’s surrendering child came to be | The Washington Post

By Abby Phillip

She was clearly a child of war. Against a backdrop of broken cement bricks and the dirt ground, the 4-year-old clenched her tiny hands above her head, pursed her lips and trained her eyes —a seemingly bottomless well of sadness and innocence — at the man pointing a large camera at her face.

… “I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon,” Sa??rl? said. “I realized she was terrified after I took it, and looked at the picture, because she bit her lips and raised her hands. Normally kids run away, hide their faces or smile when they see a camera.”

via How the heart-wrenching photo of Syria’s surrendering child came to be – The Washington Post.

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