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Tragic Picture of Drowned Toddler Highlights the Heartbreak of Syrian Refugee's

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It's understood by many that the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe right now is bad and after this image of a young boy washed up on a Turkish beach appeared on Wednesday it has become the tragic symbol of war-torn refugees seeking a better life.

The toddler who was just three years old has been identified as Aylan Kurdi and was found lying face down in the sand, washed up on a beach near to the resort town of Bodrum.

Aylan was one of 17 refugees travelling from their now war-torn home country of Syria. In a desperate attempt to reach the Greek island of Kos they used a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea, however with 17 people onboard overcrowding caused the dingy to over turn.

Aylan is thought to have drowned along with a dozen others who were onboard including his 5-year-old brother Galip and his mother Rihan who was 35. His father survived.

DHA/AP

DHA/AP

European Pressphoto Agency / LaTimes

European Pressphoto Agency / LaTimes

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MERIT MACIT/XINHUA PRESS/CORBIS

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