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    Syrians Are Covering One Eye In Solidarity With A Baby Who Lost His Mother And His Eye In A Bomb

    Two-month-old Karim was injured during a Syrian government bombardment in East Ghouta, just outside of the country's capital.

    This is Karim. When he was just two months old, the baby was seriously injured during a bombardment, as part of the ongoing civil war in Syria.

    Amer Almohibany, a freelance photographer who works in Damascus, spotted Karim in early December and the sight of the child left an impact.

    Two weeks later, Karim was still on Almohibany's mind. He photographed his son with one eye covered to invite the world to sympathize with the plight of the Syrian children still living under daily shelling.

    Soon many other Syrians and their children also tweeted pictures in support of Karim, using the hashtag #SolidarityWithKarim.

    My little brother Muhammad appears his solidarity with Karim and says, "We children hate war and hate #Assad who is… https://t.co/Hav2Nr9vmg

    We stand in #SolidarityWithKarim #BreakGhoutaSiege #Ghouta #Syria

    Syrian children stand in solidarity with Karim, who lost his eye and had his skull broken by Assad regime shelling… https://t.co/1Yx4Yd9E0E

    Children from the city of # Daraa stand in solidarity for Karim who lost one eye as a result of the bombing of the… https://t.co/rpeTa2VJqZ

    #SolidaritywithKarim who lost his eye and mother by #Assad Bombing on #Ghouta

    Abdul Baset Al-Sarout is in #SolidarityWithKarim (#stolenphoto) #Syria #revolution #18thdecember

    Karim lost his left eye and his mother got killed in a massacre of 8 martyrs in that day. After that, Activists ha… https://t.co/WaAXKWsEDi

    The White Helmets, also known as the Syria Civil Defense, also tweeted their support. The group has worked throughout the war, rescuing people from the rubble left behind from airstrikes and bombings.

    متطوعوا الدفاع المدني متضامنون مع كريم الطفل كريم فقد عينه وكسرت جمجمته و استشهدت والدته بعد تعرّض منزل عائلته في… https://t.co/dxfjwprm6v

    I'm in #solidaritywithkarim a syrian child two month-old, lost his eye and broke the skull of his head and lost his… https://t.co/vwcaHFdtnW

    As did UOSSM, the Union Of Medical Relief Organizations, which supports doctors in Syria.

    @uossmCan is in solidarity with Karim, A two-month-old Syrian Child who lost his eye, severely damaged his skull… https://t.co/2zf5li0kgZ

    Around 400,000 civilians live in East Ghouta, which has been under siege by government forces since 2012.