Back in November, I was given an assignment to photograph a group of Boy Scouts who were collecting items for a care package that was to be mailed for troops overseas. I happened to look down and saw this little boy working on his card. I didn't submit it for publication, but thought it still needed to be seen. Regardless of your opinion on the war, or any wars for that matter, there is still something so discomforting about this image. Maybe it's his tiny hands holding the iconic red Crayola crayon-such strong symbols of childhood innocence-are the same hands that drew a smile on the shooter's face.

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