A picture may be worth a thousand words, but two in the Aug. 22 Post are worth a punch in the gut. The front page shows a horrific, tragic photo of five white-shrouded bodies, adults and children, victims of an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria [“Syrian regime accused of chemical attack”]. On the next page: Five more bodies, but these are five very alive friends enjoying a spinning fairground ride in Virginia, the photo reprinted from the Aug. 18 Metro section in order to correct a misidentified name. The photos’ similarities are striking; the contrast devastating.
Diane Olsson, Sanibel, Fla.