Pic and caption stolen from Time magazine (Jan 14th):
A schoolgirl astride a toy pony looks up after hearing the sounds of shelling in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. In a new study, the U.N.’s human-rights office estimated that the country’s death toll after 20 months of carnage is about 60,000 – a figure significantly higher than the roughly 40,000 dead that had been reported by Syrian human-rights groups in exile.
This photo could possibly haunt me all night. Being a mama of a little one all the more so.
How do you deal with images like this? Are you able to turn away.. or how do you deal with your conscience?