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This powerful and heartbreaking image encompasses all that is wrong with war. This child is shocked into silence and bewilderment, covered with grime and blood. Senseless violence rains down upon the innocent for what? I have not been writing for a long while. I don’t feel that I have the right words and I am tired. 

Opposition activists in Syria released a video showing a child in the back of an ambulance. The haunting image — of a quiet boy, covered in blood and dust — has captured global attention.

Source: A Wounded Child In Aleppo, Silent And Still, Shocks The World : The Two-Way : NPR

2 thoughts on “A Wounded Child In Aleppo, Silent And Still, Shocks The World : The Two-Way : NPR

  1. Thanks for sharing this. His is a compelling figure. I was listening to NPR this morning and a speaker said an equally sad picture was a drawing by a Syrian child where the living children were quite sad, with the deceased ones with smiles. He said it broke his heart.

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