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Syrian boy's picture ripples across the globe

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 16:29:13-04

Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo.

The image of the stunned and weary-looking boy, sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance, covered in dust and with blood on his face, encapsulates the horrors inflicted on the war-ravaged northern city. Photographs of the boy were widely shared on social media.

An hour after his rescue, the building the boy was in completely collapsed.

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