A Boy Who Was 'Like a Flower'

pulitzer.org — BAGHDAD, March 30 -- On a cold, concrete slab, a mosque caretaker washed the body of 14-year-old Arkan Daif for the last time. With a cotton swab dipped in water, he ran his hand across Daif's olive corpse, dead for three hours but still glowing with life.
Tonight, I went back to read the Pulitzer-winning pieces of the late Anthony Shadid. This was a reporter: t.co/AdrtnJOV
RT @dansaltzstein: "the sky exploded" RT @abby_aguirre: Here, the 2003 Anthony Shadid piece I will never forget: t.co/8YzFfwfN
revisiting the best of the late Anthony Shadid (trending in London!) - his Pulitzer-winning piece from 2003 t.co/bPCx5epG
RT @drgrist: The article for which Anthony Shadid won the Pulitzer: t.co/xoHujPTP Extraordinary.
RT @drgrist: The article for which Anthony Shadid won the Pulitzer: t.co/xoHujPTP Extraordinary.
RIP RT @DorisTruong Via @AP_Phuong: Among reasons Anthony Shadid's death is such a great loss: t.co/uBNo5XGm | t.co/nRiHq5gE
MT @AP_Phuong: So many reasons why Anthony Shadid's death is such a great loss. Here are two: t.co/Ss8EEPiq & t.co/YNNBOZdG
So many reasons why Anthony Shadid's death is such a great loss. Here are just two: t.co/wxaRSCl4 & t.co/MrIpldJ0
RT @DVNJr: "A Boy Who Was lk A Flower." By Anthony Shadid, @washingtonpost, The Pulitzer Prize winning dispatch: t.co/l5fRTMdc