The power of photos

I cannot stop looking at the photos from David Kirkpatrick and Kareem Fahim’s article about the Egyptian military killing pro-Morsi protesters. The pictures capture so much raw emotion. They tell a story all of their own. You don’t even need the text piece. Picture number ten is especially captivating. Everything about the picture draws me in: the angle, the emotion, the fact that the man crying is a dead-ringer for my friend Tariq. I have probably looked at this picture 30 times in the past hour and have emailed the story to five different people, and the reason is the photo. Something about it captivates me. I guess that is the power of photography, though. It makes us think and feel in ways a text story often can’t. 

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