On the morning of Sept. 2, which was a Wednesday, Turkish law enforcement officers discovered the dead body of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee and aged 3 years, who had apparently got drowned in Mediterranean Sea. The others who met the same fate were his brother Ghalib aged 5-years and mom Rehan and this happened in their attempt to escape Syria. Snaps of the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi went viral and inspired a powerful expressive reaction from artists throughout the world. These poignant reactions range between grief and rage and the fact that they ascertain is that kids like Ghalib and Aylan must never meet with such a fate.
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