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On Media Visuals of the Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

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If you’re not following the story, more than 7,000 migrants have been pulled from the Mediterranean in the past week and several boats have capsized drowning up to 700 people. In a striking example of visual language, the UNHCR is describing it as a “massacre.” These are some images and thoughts that struck me about the visual media coverage as photos filled galleries and illustrate news stories this morning.

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