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Adisalem Abu embraces his twin daughters after meeting them for the first time in 18 years on the end of conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. (Tiksa Negeri, wsj.com, July 18, 2018)


  1. I can’t even imagine…

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  2. Bittersweet– heartbreak and hope mingled together. The photo speaks volumes.

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  3. Christie says:

    I echo what Dale said…/// https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/tearful-reunions-as-ethiopia-eritrea-fli-idUSRTX6BY6O
    A slide show of Tiska Negeri photos the Ethiopian Flight & reunion with family. I don’t have a subscription to WSJ thus not able to view your shared link…perhaps other are in same position. So I assume same content from Reuters.

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  4. How sad and how joyous…[my mind goes to] thinking of our little children separated from their parents as they met our border. Hope they can all have some eventual reunion and joy.

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  5. This reminds me of Mawi Asgedom, full first name is Selamawi. Author of the book Of Beetles and Angels. I translated as he met with new refugee kids. He always gave away free copies to every student in every school he visited. He lives just outside Chicago. Great man and I don’t think I ever cried tears of pain and joy and pride as I did when I listened to him tell his story the first time.

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  6. What a beautiful reunion. 🌈

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  7. 😢❤️

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  8. Cool

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  9. Did you just hear the crushing breaking of my heart…..? We simply dont’t know all our blessings and all we were spared in our lives. Also can’t get the posting.

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  10. The suffering some are forced to endure. So happy that there *are* some happy endings in this world….

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  11. the extreme power of love surviving against all odds.

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  12. Nan Morrissette says:

    Thank you for posting this. We as a species have learned to forget the rest of the world’s battles and terrors and heartbreak and pain and hopelessness. We seem increasingly unable or unwilling to see anything beyond that which affects us directly. Compassion and kindness are becoming meaningless, even politicized words. This is a beautiful, deeply human picture. I hope this family is able to heal and find peace in being together again.

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  13. So well captured Nan. Thank you for sharing.


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