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The body of Aylan Kurdi lies washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Photo: Associated Press

The body of Aylan Kurdi lies washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Photo: Associated Press

The body of Aylan Kurdi lies washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Photo: Associated Press

The body of Aylan Kurdi has gone beyond the 'iconic'.

Being small and dressed like a little European boy, and being white rather than brown-skinned, his very name posthumously and subtly shifting to the homely English 'Alan', the son of the Kurdish refugee family fleeing across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Europe became 'our' child.


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