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Picturing Life in Syria

Those curious to see how the other half lives — and by other half, we mean the innocents orphaned by ongoing insurrection — can get a sobering look into the struggle for survival in the Middle East Thursday night at the reception for “The Children of Syria” exhibition in the Russell Senate Office Building.  

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

The reception, which is scheduled to take place in the Kennedy Caucus Room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., caps a two-day run of the featured snapshots enjoyed in the Russell Rotunda.  

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

The jarring images are the handiwork of a half-dozen international photojournalists working to chronicle the gravity of making one’s way through a war-torn existence. Many of the portraits are absolutely heartbreaking.  

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

A few are genuinely inspiring.  

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Judge for yourself by taking in the full breadth of the 20 stolen moments before they disappear.  

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

According to one of the event sponsors, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., are all expected to swing by the reception. Those who wish to join them should ping rsvp@artworksprojects.org to gain entrée.