Image of Syrian Boy Washed Up on Beach Hits Hard – Wall Street Journal

ISTANBUL—Horrifying and captivating images of a dead three-year-old Syrian boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach reverberated around global media on Thursday, as fresh details emerged about the child’s life and his final journey.

News organizations published a variety of iterations, with many choosing an image that obscured the child’s face. Others printed the most graphic image, of a little boy in a red T-shirt and shorts lying face-down in the surf on a beach near the glitzy resort town of Bodrum. Many leveled outrage at…

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