Can't stop looking at, or thinking about this picture. It's absolutely stunning. Stunningly beautiful, stunningly poignant, stunningly sad- and maddening. And I'm certainly not about to go into the technique and aesthetics as to why and how. It's everything that war is, and every reason it shouldn't.
I'm not going to get all political here, for respect of the subject matter at hand, suffice to say I'm old enough to remember another war in a far off country that was also supposed to make us freer and safer by killing a people who never did us any harm whatsoever. And I recall someone recently asking where all the "iconic war imagery" was this time around. Well, you got one for the ages here- in any case, it was the wrong question to ask.