Photos In the News: Sun, Sand, and Death

According to a report from CNN, Italian officials and religious leaders are reacting to a recently published still image showing sunbathers soaking up the rays just a few yards away from the bodies of two drowning victims. The victims, both young gypsy girls, had been laid out on the sand and covered with beach towels. They had been at the beach selling trinkets and splashing in the waves when they got in trouble in the surf died; a photographer at the scene snapped this shot and others and said

According to a report from CNN, Italian officials and religious leaders are reacting to a recently published still image showing sunbathers soaking up the rays just a few yards away from the bodies of two drowning victims. The victims, both young gypsy girls, had been laid out on the sand and covered with beach towels. They had been at the beach selling trinkets and splashing in the waves when they got in trouble in the surf died; a photographer at the scene snapped this shot and others and said that other people on the beach were "indifferent" to the bodies. Sometimes pictures hold up a mirror, and we don't like what we see.(The photo here is credited to the fotogamma agency.--David Schonauer