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Syrian Child

Syrian Child

This heartbreaking photo from December 2014 is currently going viral of a small child in a Syrian refugee camp who thought the camera was a weapon and immediately put her hands up in surrender.

According to the BBC, Turkish photojournalist Osman Sagirli captured the image and explained to them the details behind the photo:

‘I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon. 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.’
It was reported that this little girl had traveled 100 miles to the camp from her home with her mother and two siblings to escape the violence in the region.