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FAKE ALERT: Pic of ‘Syrian’ boy sleeping between graves of parents is not real!

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Jan 18, 2014, 01:44 PM IST

The picture of 'Syrian' boy claimed to be sleeping between graves of his parents that was doing rounds on Twitter is fake.
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    New Delhi: If you recall there was a picture doing rounds on Twitter on Friday which was claimed to be of a Syrian boy sleeping between graves of his parents. Guess what! It was a fake picture.

    Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba tweeted a disturbing photo on Friday that purportedly depicts an orphaned Syrian boy sleeping between the graves of parents. He tweeted, “#ChildrenofSyria are orphaned by Assad’s brutality. 5 m children affected by crisis. This number has tripled in a year.”

    It was rather shocking when it emerged that the picture was actually a part of an art project by Saudi Arabian photographer Abdul Aziz Al-Otaibi.

    Journalist Harald Doornbos was perhaps the first to point out the gaffe. He reached out to a ‘pretty annoyed’ Otaibi, who said, "Look, it's not true at all that my picture has anything to do with Syria... I am really shocked how people have twisted my picture."

    Also read: Heartbreaking pic: Syrian child sleeps between graves of his parents

  • +1 See more slides

    New Delhi: If you recall there was a picture doing rounds on Twitter on Friday which was claimed to be of a Syrian boy sleeping between graves of his parents. Guess what! It was a fake picture.

    Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba tweeted a disturbing photo on Friday that purportedly depicts an orphaned Syrian boy sleeping between the graves of parents. He tweeted, “#ChildrenofSyria are orphaned by Assad’s brutality. 5 m children affected by crisis. This number has tripled in a year.”

    It was rather shocking when it emerged that the picture was actually a part of an art project by Saudi Arabian photographer Abdul Aziz Al-Otaibi.

    Journalist Harald Doornbos was perhaps the first to point out the gaffe. He reached out to a ‘pretty annoyed’ Otaibi, who said, "Look, it's not true at all that my picture has anything to do with Syria... I am really shocked how people have twisted my picture."

    Also read: Heartbreaking pic: Syrian child sleeps between graves of his parents

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