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Libération, Nov. 5, 2015
"Everyday, two Aylans," French daily Libération writes on Thursday's front page, which also features a photograph of the body of a yet-to-be-identified 10-year-old Afghan boy washed up on a beach of the Greek island of Lesbos, off the coast of Turkey. The picture and headline both echo the similar drowning death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi whose body was found on Turkey's shores two months ago.
According to the newspaper, more than 108 children and infants have drowned in the Aegean Sea since the world was shocked by the photograph of a lifeless Kurdi, a Syrian, on Sept. 2.
At the time, Libération — and with it, the majority of French newspapers — came under fire for choosing not to run the photograph of the drowned child, a picture that made global headlines and quickly became a heartbreaking symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis.
More than 700,000 refugees and migrants have reached Europe's Mediterranean shores so far this year, according to the UN refugee agency.