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The picture that fooled the world

The picture was seen around the world as the first hard evidence of concentration camps in Bosnia.

"The Proof: Behind the barbed wire, the brutal truth about the suffering in Bosnia", announced the Daily Mail alongside a front-page reproduction of the picture: "They are the sort of scenes that flicker in black and white images from 50-year-old films of Nazi concentration camps." (7 August 1992)

"Belsen 92" exclaimed the Daily Mirror, making a direct comparison with the Belsen Nazi concentration camp of World War II. (7 August 1992)

Ed Vulliamy, one of the British journalists present when the original photograph was taken, later described the picture as of an emaciated figure "behind the barbed wire of the Trnopolje concentration camp." (Guardian Weekend, 10 April 1993)