While surfing the web today, my sister came across this article about the
refugee crisis in Pakistan.
What caught her attention was the captivating picture of the young beautiful refugee girl, and my sister's interest immediately peaked, she proceeded to read the rest of the article.
It reminded me of our discussion in Hisory of Journalism today about how readers' are more likely to read stories about refugee crises and poverty if accompanied by tragic pictures of attractive children suffering such difficulties. These sort of pictures tend to intrigue the readers, appeal to their senses, and perhaps make them realize the reality of such situations as more than just numbers and statistics. Take a look.