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A Syrian infant suffering from severe malnutrition is carried by a nurse at a clinic in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on October 21, 2017.With her mother too undernourished to breastfeed her and her father unable to afford milk and supplements, the one-month-old Sahar, with protruding ribs under translucent skin and weighing less than two kilogrammes (just over 4 pounds), breathed her last on October 21. Only a trickle of humanitarian aid ever reaches the rebel-held eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, under a tight blockade by regime forces since 2013. / AFP PHOTO / Amer ALMOHIBANY / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Amer ALMOHIBANY has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Hamouria] instead of [Kafr Batna]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)

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