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February 18th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Syrian Boy in desert Photo: Propaganda or true suffering?

The White House is again stressing that military action is off the table when it comes to ending the brutal civil war in Syria.

The heartbreak of that bloody conflict has been captured in a photograph a Syrian child surrounded by United Nation workers as he trudged through a desert in Jordan.

His family, it appeared at the time, nowhere to be seen.

Bill Weir is takes a closer look at the picture.


Filed under: International • News • Syria
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    "We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another." (Chaplin)

    February 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    BTW, not for nothing, but... whatever happened to the Typhoon Haiyan folks? They ever get toilets & fresh water?

    February 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  3. Joey at Purdue Univ

    This all sounds a lot like Chap 6 of Malcolm Gladwell's "David and Goliath."

    February 20, 2014 at 10:42 am | Reply

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