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Re: Photo of The Year

A number of readers say similar things about it: “I know a lot of conservatives may view the photo as just a knee-jerk selection by an organization keen on portraying the U.S. as a cruel attacker of an innocent father. No doubt, to those who are simpathetic to that view would see the picture that way. To me, however, the picture is a testimony of just the opposite. What kind of country would capture what it viewed as an enemy combatant, assure his inability to wreak harm, yet allow him to remain with and comfort his young son? To me, the picture shows not cruelty, but humanity. Of course, that’s probably not what the French photographer had in mind.


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