There are a million jobs you could have in this world. Growing up to become a firefighter, a doctor or a teacher is pretty much at the top of every kid’s list.
Becoming a war photographer? Not so much.
But that’s what Abd Alkader Habak does for a living.
As if living in a war-zone and risking his own safety for the visual representation of current events wasn’t enough, being a war photographer means that Habak’s job is to photograph what is happening in front of him—no matter what.
But when buses filled with Syrian evacuees recently were bombarded by a massive explosion, Habak’s human instinct kicked in. Even after briefly being knocked out from the blast, Habak knew he couldn’t just take pictures—he had to help these people.
“The scene was horrible—especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you,” he told CNN.
With camera in-hand, Habak and his colleagues ran straight into the blast area, carrying people away from the danger zone, and having their painful cries permanently etched into the reporters’ minds.