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Fakhur Uddin was found dead on August 20, 2008 at 11:30 am. Uddin was bound with duct tape and shot in the head in the back room of the East Germantown gift and sundry store he was minding for his ailing father. The murder occurred almost exactly seven years to the day Mr. Uddin came to America from Bangladesh. Mr. Uddin’s mother sits in front of the store crying over the death of her son as Philadelphia police work the crime scene.

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• What is happening in this photograph? What do you imagine happened before the photographer captured this image? What will happen afterward? How do people carry on with their lives after experiencing violence or tragedy?

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