Photo of Alleged Drug Pusher -- A Picture 'Heard' Around the World

 "La Pieta" (Photo by Raffy Lerma/Philippine Daily Inquirer)

"La Pieta" (Photo by Raffy Lerma/Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The murder of Michael Siaron last month would ordinarily not have raised much comment. The tricycle driver’s body was found July 23 on the streets of Manila; next to it a cardboard sign with the words “I am a drug pusher, don’t emulate.” Raffy Lerma, a photographer with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, took a picture now dubbed "La Pieta" that has drawn international attention to the rise in extrajudicial killings following President Rodrigo Duterte’s election in May and the human cost of those killings, reports TheAtlantic.Com