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The News Minute | April 4, 2015 | 3:20 pm IST Around this time last week, an image of a Syrian child 'surrendering' to a photojournalist went viral, with thousands of people tweeting and sharing it.  On March 24, Gaza-based journalist Nadia AbuShaban tweeted a photograph that has since been re-tweeted over 25,000 times. However, there was no indication of where in Syria it was taken, who the girl was, or even who the photographer was. BBC managed to track down the original photographer, a Turkish photojournalist, Osman Sağırlı, who is now working in Tanzania. Speaking to BBC , Sağırlı told them that the image was taken at the Atmeh refugee camp in Syria, in December 2014.  "Normally kids run away, hide their faces or smile when they see a camera," Sağırlı was quoted as saying. "İ realised she was terrified after I took it, and looked at the picture, because she bit her lips and raised her hands."  The image was first published in the Türkiye newspaper in January, and took a few months before it went viral in the English speaking world.   photojournalist took this photo 4 Syrian child, thought he has a weapon not a camera so she Gave up ! #Surrended pic.twitter.com/bm1hOWQWJY — Nadia AbuShaban (@NadiaAbuShaban) March 24, 2015
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