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It's often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that photographs can communicate beyond words. But is an image alone enough to shed light on an issue?

The image on this page shows the top half of the cover of the New York TIMES on August 3, 2002. When walking by a newsstand, how do you assess this photo and other front-page images like it?

I view the photo and draw conclusions from it and my knowledge of current affairs.

I view the photo and glance at the caption or headlines that might put the photo in context.

I reserve judgment until I read the relevant article.