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Trump, Kim need to grasp reality of famed photo’s ‘fruit of war’

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05.01.2018

A barefoot boy, probably around 10 years old, waits in line at a crematorium. Strapped to his back is his dead baby brother. Staring straight ahead, the boy utters no words.

This photo, titled "The boy standing by the crematory," was taken in Nagasaki at the end of World War II by U.S. Marine photographer Joe O'Donnell (1922-2007).

At the end of last year, Pope Francis captioned it "the fruit of war" and had copies of it distributed with this inscription: “The young boy's sadness is expressed in his gesture of biting his lips, which are oozing blood.”

The Holy Father's act expressed his commitment to the elimination of........

© The Asahi Shimbun