Boy in “tragic” viral photo of Syrian orphan is not Syrian and is not an orphan

 

Have you seen this photo floating around.  It purportedly shows a Syrian orphan sleeping between his parents’ graves. The image has made the rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Here’s an example of how the image has been portrayed:

Even the Syrian rebels have been using the image as propaganda. This tweet came from the Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba:

He has since deleted the tweet after the photographer who took the photo revealed that this photo has absolutely nothing to do with Syria and that the boy in the photo is not an orphan.

Even the piles of rocks in the photos are not graves. They’re just piles of rocks.

From the photographer’s own lips:  READ MORE: http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/73626062250/boy-in-tragic-viral-photo-of-syrian-orphan-is-not?xrs=RebelMouse_tw

 

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