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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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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.

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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.

View this video on YouTube