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    A Syrian woman cradles her crying baby on the shores of Lesbos after more than six hours at sea in a flimsy rubber dinghy. The image reminds me of the lines from Warsan Shire’s poem Home: You have to understand, no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.
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    I love that this photo captures a powerful, intimate moment in the most difficult of situations. I like the link to poetry in your caption.

    Whitney Johnson
    National Geographic Deputy Director of Photography
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    Date Taken: Mar 19, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2017
    Location: Mytilíni, North Aegean, Greece
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 5000
    Copyright: © Harriet Salem
    Categories: Portraits, Places, People
    Assignments: Strong Women