Friday, December 15, 2006

A would-be immigrant ...

A would-be immigrant crawls after his arrival on a makeshift boat on the the Gran Tarajal beach in Spain's Canary Island, May 5, 2006. REUTUERS/Juan Medina
Found this picture today and wow, it just really struck me. The plight of one man coming ashore looking for safety and a new home. Using Google Earth, he would have had to travel an estimated 62 miles in the ocean from Africa to reach this shore. And in the distance you can see the opulent relaxing for the day, free from worry and apparently unconcerned with helping him.

Reminds me of another photo (famous now) by Margaret Bourke-White Bread Line taken during the floods of 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The pictures speak for themselves.

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