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Man Sells Pens On The Streets To Survive. Then A Stranger Snaps This Photo Of His Daughter

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When 33 year-old Abdul Halim al-Attar fled from Syria with his wife and two children (a nine year-old son and four year-old daughter), he struggled to build a life for his family, finding himself practically homeless. However, one picture has completely changed his life.

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After fleeing in 2013, Abdul moved with his family to Egypt before re-locating to Lebanon. However, as life became more and more of a challenge, his wife chose to return home to Syria while Abdul remained in Beirut with his children.

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Halim al-Attar collected the equivalent of just 50 American dollars per month from the UN Refugee Agency, forcing him to peddle items like pens on the side of the road, hoping that someone would lend a helping hand so he could support his family.

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That all changed when someone chose to snap a photo of him. In the picture, he can be seen selling pens, on the verge of tears as he clutches his young daughter. It’s unknown who took it but after being tweeted by A Norway-based developer named Gissur Simonarson, it went viral.

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Halim al-Attar collected the equivalent of just 50 American dollars per month from the UN Refugee Agency, forcing him to peddle items like pens on the side of the road, hoping that someone would lend a helping hand so he could support his family.

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That all changed when someone chose to snap a photo of him. In the picture, he can be seen selling pens, on the verge of tears as he clutches his young daughter. It’s unknown who took it but after being tweeted by A Norway-based developer named Gissur Simonarson, it went viral.

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