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The joyful but sad story the world never forget.

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While covering a famine in Sudan in 1993, photojournalist Kevin Carter discovered a malnourished boy struggling to reach a United Nations feeding center as a vulture waited ominously in the background.

The photograph first appeared in the New York Times on 26th March 1993, hundred of people mailed the NYT to ask what later happened to the child.

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Image: Carter’s images of the famine(the award-winning picture can be spotted)

The photograph became world-famous and won a Pulitzer Prize in April 1994, but the trauma of what he had seen led Carter to commit sui*cide few months later. On 27th July 1994, Carter connected one end of a hose to his truck’s exhaust pipe and the other end to the driver’s side window; he di*ed of carbon monoxide poisoning.⁠

Part of the letter he left behind read;

I’m really, really sorry. The pain of life overrides the joy to the point that joy does not exist. …depressed … without phone … money for rent … money for child support … money for debts … money!!! … I am haunted by the vivid memories of ki*llings & corpses & anger & pain … of starving or wounded children…

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