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Watch As The Statistics Transform Into People You Instantly Understand, Right Before Your Eyes

The statistics about Syria's refugees right now, if you dare to look at them, are scary: millions of people fleeing one country and arriving in dire need of help in others. Half are children. But if you look at this portrait project, the numbers fall away and there is a familiar story: people who love their families, friends, country, and lives and who just want to return to them. What is a "refugee"? A person who misses home.

Watch As The Statistics Transform Into People You Instantly Understand, Right Before Your Eyes


If these images made you see this "news story" differently, I hope you'll share them with others. And if you're wondering what you can do to lighten the burden for these fellow people, you might check out what CARE is up to and consider donating to their efforts. If you're reading this from a place where you're living the life you've chosen, it's definitely a good moment to pause and give thanks.

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Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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