31 Mar '15, 3pm

Photo goes viral of Syrian child who mistakes photographer's camera for a gun

Photo goes viral of Syrian child who mistakes photographer's camera for a gun

A photo of a four-year-old Syrian girl who thought the photographer's camera was a gun is breaking hearts across the Internet. The child, who has her arms raised in surrender, was snapped by Turkish photographer Osman Sagirli at the Atmen refugee camp on Syria's border with Turkey last December and went viral this week after being shared on social media. The child has been identified as Adi Hudea, whose father died in the 2012 Hama massacre and who has been living with her traumatised mother and three siblings 150km away from her hometown at Camp Atmen ever since. The image was tweeted by Nadia Abu Shaban, a photojournalist based in Gaza and received a rapid emotional response. "Unbelievably sad", and "humanity failed", the comments read. "I'm actually weeping seeing this. We've made this planet a horrible place, haven't we?", said one commenter, as another said: "We are f...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/node/3659301

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