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With one photo, Europe's refugee debate changes almost overnight

The photo depicting Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian refugee, lying dead in the Turkish surf has spurred a European urgency that reports of hundreds of other deaths did not.

Osman Orsal/Reuters

Nearly 800 migrants died trying to reach Europe in a single accident in April when their smuggling boat capsized in the Mediterranean. And nearly 80 died on land in August, having suffocated in the back of a truck near the Austrian border.

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