Please notice that this is an ABC News reporter's shot. Various sources assure that it is not a photoshop, retouch, or combined photograph of any kind. This is the dog "Hero" who was saved by an American soldier in Iraq. The soldier was killed in action shortly afterwards. The dog was sent to the American soldier's home. This picture was taken in that soldier's parent's back yard shortly after the soldier's mother had been hugging the dog, and asking to the dog's chest, "Justin, are you in there?"....a mother's lament.
The sunrays came upon the dog very shortly after the question had been asked.
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