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#SolidarityWithKarim: Blinded in one eye, Syrian baby becomes symbol of siege

The heartrending photograph of a Syrian baby who lost an eye in an air strike has set off a viral social media campaign, with users sharing pictures of themselves covering one eye. SOME IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE DISTURBING-VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED The shot depicts 40-day-old Karim Abdallah, wrapped in a puffy red jacket, with crescent-shaped scarring where his left eye should be and a dark red welt on his forehead. An October 29 government air strike on a rebel bastion near Damascus severely wounded Karim and killed his…