Earlier today, a picture of a migrant woman and her small children running in fear went viral and made its rounds online.
There’s just one small problem.
If you look closely, you can clearly see a man standing in the background with a tripod and camera. The man looks a bit… out-of-place considering there were hundreds of people either rushing towards the US border or away from it after federal agents responded with tear gas.
Here’s the original (click to enlarge):
And here’s the cameraman just waiting for that perfect angle:
Also, notice the amazing quality of the original photo. We don’t think a lowly smartphone could achieve that kind of clarity, especially since people were moving around all over the place.
So, was this all just a staged photo-op to pull on the heartstrings of Americans? What are your thoughts?
Image Credits: Breaking News, Reuters