This is one of those images where all you can say is "Oh my..." It's as if you can feel the parents peering over that window ledge holding their breath in terror, hope and anticipation. And the viewer of this image is compelled to do the same. Thankfully, this is an intense and perfectly captured moment in time that resulted in a happy ending. Check out the whole story here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23016437/
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House residents throw a baby to awaiting members of the fire brigade (not seen in picture) during a fire in an apartment building February 3, 2008 in the western German town of Ludwigshafen which resulted in the death of nine people including five children. Another 28 people were injured in the blaze. The baby seen in the picture was rescued by the firemen and survived.