A picture of a woman smiling and holding a gun to a baby's head has gone viral. It's not a pretty image, it's a rather disturbing image. The baby's hair appears to be wet, and she (or he, I don't know if the child is a boy or a girl, hard to tell when they are that young) is wrapped in what looks like a towel and is looking at the barrel of the gun with a rather dazed or confused expression. The woman stares directly at the camera and her sly smile looks wicked considering what she is doing. Take a look for yourself.

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I've done my best to try and figure out where this picture first appeared, but who knows? I do see that it was posted on an Argentinian Facebook page on August 11. Many of the comments below the photo are as obscene as the actual photo, calling the woman every kind of derogatory name imaginable.

It is unclear whether the gun in the photo is real or not, but I don't think it makes a difference. The image is disturbing regardless of whether the gun is a toy or not. Perhaps the image was intended to be a joke, if so, the joke has fallen flat.

On a personal level, my first instinct is to believe that the photograph is just a bad joke because I don't want to live in a world where people point actual guns at a baby's head with the intent to hurt them.

We'll see how this plays out and if the subjects in the photo are identified and found.

Images via Thinkstock, Facebook

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Claudya I have had this posted on my blog since the other day,The authorities have been advised and I have possibly her name and her state along with her moms name so fingers crossed that the baby is safe .Lurleen Nolonger Victims & www.NAASCA.org
If I did I'd report her to the police immediately! Not only is this disgusting, it's ILLEGAL!!!
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i reported it to fb and they reported back saying that the photo is not in violation of any of their terms of use. they would not be willing to help law enforcement in locating who posted it to ensure the child is safe, they will not be reporting who it came from, the location or any details. they went on to say that they would not even remove it or block the image because there is nothing wrong with it, nor are they willing to warn the poster about it. to thrm the image is fine normal and they arent going to do shyt about it. i am shocked that they have NO concern for the well being of that child. even if it is fake i wouldnt want that babies blood on my hands if its not. im not willing to take that chance but i guess they are...
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You can see this is photoshopped by the left arm and hand. Regardless, this is a disgusting photo and both the woman and whoever photoshopped it should be brought up on charges.
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JM, you cant tell this picture is photoshopped because its not. if you take a closer look at the picture that's actually ON facebook, you can see that it is legitimate. Scary, regardless. Someone catch the bastard
Someone should look at the picture of two smiling (parents?) in the background, this girl looks nothing like them, and I would guess this girl is a babysitter...Lucky she's not my childs caretaker, because she would be visting her own caretaker.
Looks like there in Mexico and there is also a pic of two people in a fram in the background
first off my children are half mexican and i am white. only one of them looks like me. so you cant go off skin tone to determine wether or not thats her mother. and saying it looks like there is mexico is dumb.just because she is hispanic doesnt mean she lives in mexico. geez. either way real or fake this bitch needs to go to jail. why would she take a picture like this? she needs Jesus in her life. That poor child looks scared as hell!
ITS A TOY GUN! lol...jesus lighten up people...focus your hate on the terrorist we have for a pres not a girl goofing around on a picture with a toy gun
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Yeah it's definitely photoshopped. I guarantee it. I could replicate this phone with any of you in it using photoshop (and much better I might add). There are several "tell-tale signs" but the most obvious to me since I've used this software since its inception is the yellow-goldish tone under "her supposed right arm". In fact the entire underside of the right arm looks blatantly superimposed. Not saying the picture isn't horrible in taste. But it's just some jackass trying to hoax people. I promise.
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