Human emotion always makes the most striking news pictures. We see so many pictures of grief from wars and natural disasters that they start to lose their impact. This image presents a complex and ambiguous message. I would pick this picture for a book of war photographs, but decided not to use it as daily story photo on this site. I was afraid readers would think the photo was disrespectful to the woman. Do you agree?
A woman grieves for her husband and son, both killed in their blacksmith shop during a mortar attack in the Ubaidi neighborhood of east Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.