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I have been agonising on weather to post this distressing picture for some time, (for obvious reasons)
The picture was taken in the Sudan in 1993. It is a very sad story of a child dying of starvation only a mile from a aid station. The fate of the child is not known.
The reason i have used the picture is one of neglect by the person who took the photo. He was driving through the Sudan ,spotted the oppotunity of a good picture, took the picture and drove off, leaving the child to its fate.
Having developed the picture some monthe later he realised what he had done and took his own life.
I would hope this sad story pricks the conshence of those who betrayed and neglected us.
If this picture distresses anybody please let me know and i will remove it.

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Comment by jack colleton on June 17, 2011 at 20:18
it is an honour to see this photo. may only good arise.
Comment by Rob Northall on August 6, 2011 at 17:17
Your Sentiments are Heart felt!!
Comment by jack colleton on August 7, 2011 at 1:20

the pic speaks volumes and is highly symbolic.

 

 

Comment by jack colleton on April 20, 2012 at 11:51

i think survivors would relate to this amazing photo

Comment by Paul Nolan on April 20, 2012 at 14:55

Yes Jack.

Child abuse comes in many forms. But is mostly seen and felt by the innocent.

Regards.

Paul.

Comment by jack colleton on April 20, 2012 at 15:42

that is a very good definition of child abuse.

Comment by Maurice Heaphy on June 11, 2012 at 13:39

The Vulture symbolizing the Church, and the Child symbolizing the Survivor. Or another way of perceiving it would be, The Vulture symbolizing Right of Place Second Chance, and the Child the Survivor. 

Terrible, Terrible, Picture. I really do Hope that poor misfortunate Child was rescued.

Comment by jack colleton on June 11, 2012 at 13:45

moving image

Comment by james moy on June 11, 2012 at 16:33

Thanks Paul, such a sad photo, i sure hope that Child survived, when i first looked at it, the long black feathers of the vulture , put me in mind of certain feared so called R/C/ members,in their long black robes,  always ready to pounce on vunerible Children ,for there own sick satisfaction. They were in every Gulag in Holy Ireland.

Jimmy

Comment by jack colleton on June 11, 2012 at 17:41

there is a definite likeness

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