... HAS A HAPPY ENDING
|A look of desperate exhaustion|
For many its symbolised the struggle of innocent people escaping the horrors of their homeland, only to face unimaginable peril and prejudice as they seek refugee on European shores.
The man's name is Laith Maji, a Syrian refugee from Deir Ezzor. He is holding his daughter Nour anda clasping his son Tahas's head. Wife Neda is knelt his side.
The picture was taken by Daniel Etter for the New York Times. The German photographer saw the family arrive at the Greek island of Kos after a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.
For those who were worried about what became of Majid and his young family, there is good news.
Laith (44), wife Neda (43), sons Mustafa (18), Ahmed (17), Taha (9) and daugther Nour (7) are safe and sound having refuge in Berlin.
|Ahmed, Mustafa, Neda, Laith, Nour and Taha|