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An Indian Artist Built This Sand Sculpture Of The Drowned Syrian Boy On A Beach

"Humanity washed ashore. Shame shame shame..."

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Acclaimed Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has sculpted a tribute to Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, and whose picture has the world grieving.

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Pattnaik often does social commentary through his craft. Here he can be seen finishing his sand sculpture.

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It was made on Puri beach, some 65 kilometres away from Bhubaneswar, India.

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Aylan’s family was reportedly attempting to flee the Syrian city of Kobani with other refugees, when their boat capsized. His brother Galip's body was also found on the same shore.

Pattnaik posted an image of the sculpture to his Facebook page, captioned, "#HumanityWashedAshore My Homage to the Syrian boy #AylanKurdi through my sand sculpture at Puri beach, in Odisha, India."
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Pattnaik posted an image of the sculpture to his Facebook page, captioned, "#HumanityWashedAshore My Homage to the Syrian boy #AylanKurdi through my sand sculpture at Puri beach, in Odisha, India."

Watch the video of Pattnaik carving out the sculpture.

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