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Pain And Suffering!

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I stumbled upon this photograph while reading Time Magazine online...What an awful photo... I can't imagine someone taking a photo of this, stick-thin, malnourished toddler who stopped to rest on her way to a feeding station in war-torn Sudan... The picture was taken by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter...It shows the girl on her knees, bent at the waist with her forehead resting on the dry, dusty dirt....She is alone except for a vulture behind her, waiting for her to die. This picture captivated the world in 1993 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. A few months later, Carter taped a garden hose to the exhaust of his pick-up truck and fed the other end into the passenger side window...Broke and depressed over the loss of a friend, his suicide note read, in part, “I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses & anger & pain . . . of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners . . . “To me this photo say…