US, others sponsor 'very graphic and disturbing' photo exhibit on Syria at UN

March 9, 2015 4:37 AM

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US, others sponsor 'very graphic and disturbing' photo exhibit on Syria at UN

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, US Holocaust Memorial Museum visitor Marianne Kast, from Fresno, Calif., watches a slide show presentation of images of emaciated and mangled bodies from recent history in Syria in an exhibit entitled "Genocide: The Threat Continues," at the museum in Washington. Almost helpless in the U.N. Security Council to take strong action on Syria, the United States and other states are hoping to shame its government by sponsoring a graphic photo exhibit of detainees who've died in President Bashar Assad's prisons since the country’s conflict began. Fifteen countries will join the opposition Syrian National Coalition on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at United Nations headquarters to launch the exhibit of portraits showing signs of torture and starvation and to call for an end to the crisis that enters its fifth year this month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) (The Associated Press)

UNITED NATIONS – With the U.N. Security Council blocked from taking strong action on Syria, the United States and other nations are hoping to shame its government by sponsoring a graphic photo exhibit of detainees who've died in President Bashar Assad's prisons since the country's conflict began.

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