In Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)
In Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

Christchurch: PM Jacinda Ardern has been commended around the world for her strong yet compassionate handling of the New Zealand mass shooting, and her remarks after the tragedy were a refreshing change from the vacillations of other world leaders faced with similar incidents of hate and violence. Following the brutal mosque attacks, Ardern addressed the media the same evening, in what became a highly circulated and acclaimed address.

While Ardern concentrated on comforting the bereaved, instead of making it a photo-op, one particular pic taken by Christchurch council photographer Kirk Hargreaves has gone viral around the world, and has become an encapsulation of the effect of the killings on the otherwise peaceful nation of NZ.  Hargreaves took a pic of Ardern from outside the community hall where she was visiting with members of Muslims.

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