“I spent the entire day the building collapsed on the scene, watching as injured garment workers were being rescued from the rubble. I remember the frightened eyes of relatives — I was exhausted both mentally and physically. Around 2 a.m., I found a couple embracing each other in the rubble. The lower parts of their bodies were buried under the concrete. The blood from the eyes of the man ran like a tear. When I saw the couple, I couldn’t believe it. I felt like I knew them — they felt very close to me. I looked at who they were in their last moments as they stood together and tried to save each other — to save their beloved lives.
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too.
They are witnesses in this cruel history of workers being killed. The death toll is now more than 750. What a harsh situation we are in, where human beings are treated only as numbers.
This photo is haunting me all the time. If the people responsible don’t receive the highest level of punishment, we will see this type of tragedy again. There will be no relief from these horrific feelings. I’ve felt a tremendous pressure and pain over the past two weeks surrounded by dead bodies. As a witness to this cruelty, I feel the urge to share this pain with everyone. That’s why I want this photo to be seen.”
-Taslima Akhter, a Bangladeshi photographer and activist
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This is just too cute!!
Saw this video and it brings a smile.
**Also for those who don’t know, the boy is visually impaired & that’s why he moves his head like that. :)
omg when he hit those high notes!
this is sooo cute. this baby is legit singing this song like omg
I CANNOT with the cuteness of this .!!!
This baby can actually sing though! Go heeaaddd!
Did Miguel see this??? Miguel Needs to see This now, This Video is Just , Im speechless that Kid is so Blessed MUST REBLOG
WOW the way he taps his leg to the beat…awesome :)
The SOFTEST spot in my heart is for children. He’s just perfect. Andddd AMAZING.
Future Stevie Wonder
My heart can’t handle the cute!!
too freakin cute.