First: The picture by Majed Hamdan of the Associated Press.
That is Jihad Misharawi, a Gaza-based video and photo editor for BBC Arabic, carrying the body of his 11-month-old son, Omar, through al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City following Wednesday’s attack there.
An Israeli round hit Misharawi’s four-room home in Gaza Wednesday, killing his son, according to BBC Middle East bureau chief Paul Danahar, who arrived in Gaza earlier Thursday. Misharawi’s sister-in-law was also killed, and his brother wounded. Misharawi told Danahar that, when the round landed, there was no fighting in his residential neighborhood.
The Post played the picture large at the top of today’s front page.
The New York Times also gave huge play today to the air attack, using a hauntingly beautiful picture by Darren Whiteside of Reuters of the aftermath of the attack that reportedly killed eight, including two children as well as Hamas’ military commander.
The Times ran the picture across five columns — unusually large for that paper.
Average daily circulation for the New York Times is 1,586,757. The Washington Post circulates 507,615 papers daily.
Both of these front pages are from the Newseum. Of course.