Austria’s Largest Paper Runs ‘Shopped Photo of Syria

Photoshopped photo in Austrian newspaper Krone

Photographs of of Syria these days are filled with grim sights of pain and suffering. One Austrian newspaper apparently decided that the photos weren’t grim enough. Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s largest newspaper boasting ~3 million readers, published a photo this past weekend (top) showing a couple stepping through the rubble of a destroyed building complex with their child wrapped in a blanket. A powerful image… but completely fabricated. The original photo (bottom) published by the European Pressphoto Agency two days earlier shows a completely different scene.

(via Gianluca Wallisch via Foto Actualidad)

Image credits: Photographs by Gianluca Wallisch and the EPA