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Oops, BBC: Iraq photo to illustrate Houla massacre?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oops, BBC: Iraq photo to illustrate Houla massacre?


With the shock of the Houla tragedy ringing across the world, the BBC has released a story with a harrowing picture of rows and rows of children's bodies awaiting burial… But isn’t that post-Saddam Iraq?

­Photographer Marco di Lauro who took the shot grabbed by the BBC says he nearly “fell off his chair” after finding the picture on the network’s website with a caption reading: “Photo from Activist. This image – which cannot be independently verified – is believed to show bodies of children in Houla awaiting funeral.

The picture was actually taken on March 27, 2003; it depicts an Iraqi boy jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/bbc-iraq-syria-houla-400/

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