Quite honestly, I debated if it was appropriate to publish these photographs from Boston.com's Big Picture. After all, there has been saturation coverage of the events in the media. However, these photographs taken by some of the best photojournalist in the world are proof why photojournalism is a critical form of media to bring the real world to the people.
These photographs, more than anything I have seen (and certainly any moving images) capture the horror. The looks, the devastation, the fear and the sadness. If we want a safer world than we must look head on into the face of the consequences of violence, war and uncontrolled hatred.
Click here to the names and credits of the photographers who risk their lives on a daily basis to make sure you have knowledge of the plight of people around the world. In additional there are more photographs at the site.