Photo of Street Kids Eating Near Statue of Unity is Photoshopped
The photo of a woman and two children eating has been superimposed onto a photo of the Statue of Unity.
The photo of a woman and two children eating has been superimposed onto a photo of the Statue of Unity.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Photo of Street Kids Eating Near Statue of Unity is Photoshopped

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CLAIM:

A photo showing street children cooking and eating food near the Statue of Unity in Gujarat is doing the rounds on social media. The Statue of Unity, which is a monument dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is set to be inaugurated on 31 October.

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TRUE OR FALSE?

The image is a fake, photoshopped copy.

The photo of a woman and two children sitting eating on a road has been superimposed onto a photo of the Statue of Unity.

Screenshot of the viral tweet.
Screenshot of the viral tweet.

The superimposed photo was clicked by Reuters journalist Amit Dave in 2010 in Ahmedabad.

Photo: Amit Dave/Reuters

The original photo shows the trio sitting on a footpath, with the woman cooking as the children eat.

Photo: Amit Dave/Reuters

The Statue of Unity, completed in a time frame of 33 months, is set to be the world’s tallest statue. Situated near the Narmada dam in Gujarat, it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October.

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