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4 year old boy found wandering the desert
In the middle of the vast, rocky desert, a little boy, separated from his family, was found wandering, carrying all his worldly possessions in a plastic bag half his height, United Nations officials said.
Marwan, who is 4, came across blue-vested U.N. aid workers.
The stark photo was captured by Andrew Harper, the United Nations Refugee Agencys coordinator in Jordan, who posted it on Twitter before it shot around the Internet on Monday.
Marwan had just crossed Syrias southern desert border on Sunday into northern Jordan, joining the ranks of the almost 600,000 Syrian refugees registered with the U.N. who have fled to Jordan to escape the almost three-year war in Syria that has now left more than 140,000 dead.
Happily, Marwan was later reunited with his family.