The world shows its grief and anger over the death of tragic Syrian toddler Aylan


Social media users around the world have reacted in grief and anger at the heartbreaking images of a young refugee boy whose tiny body was pictured washed up on a Mediterranean beach.

In harrowing photos that shocked the world, Aylan Kurdi, three, was seen face down in the sand of Turkey's Bodrum beach after he drowned alongside his mother Rehan, 35, and brother Galip, five.

The desperate family - who fled the ISIS-besieged Syrian city of Kobane - were on an overcrowded dinghy bound for the Greek island of Kos when it capsized. The boys' father Abdullah survived.

Reacting to the tragedy, social media users have created moving and poignant artworks based around the photographs of Aylan's tiny body - with many portraying the tragic little boy as an angel.