All three editors agreed this image should be included this week. We were struck by how the photographer was able to convey a horrible scene with such tenderness, particularly in the way the hands of the mother and child are touching one another. The interaction reminded us of the Pieta by Michelangelo. View and vote on all of The Week in Pictures selections: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
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Wafaa Hussein mourns her dead son, Thaer, at a morgue northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, Sept. 16. The 6-year-old was shot by an unidentified sniper while riding with his family in a bus from Baghdad to Baquba.