The internet cried a little last week over this tweet:

The 4 year old Syrian girl saw the photographer raise his camera and instinctively raised her hands, thinking it was a weapon.

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BBC Trending spoke to the photographer - now working in Tanzania - to confirm the origins of the picture. The child is in fact not a boy, but a four-year-old girl, Hudea. The image was taken at the Atmeh refugee camp in Syria, in December last year. She travelled to the camp - near the Turkish border - with her mother and two siblings. It is some 150 km from their home in Hama.

While the war can seem impossibly far away from our homes here in the USA, a photo like this makes it ever more real, especially for those of us who are parents.

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