Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A mother and her girls tried to reach the US border. Then they got tear-gassed.

Updated 8:17 AM ET, Tue December 18, 2018

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Kim Kyung-Hoon has taken countless photos in his 13 days covering a migrant caravan in Mexico. But one image in particular stands out: The photo of a Honduran mother, Maria Lila Meza Castro, and her 5-year-old twin girls running away from tear gas.

"This has all the elements in one picture," the Reuters photojournalist told CNN. "We can see the border, the tear gas, the children using diapers, barefoot."

The family was among more than 100 migrants near the Mexico-US border in November when a few men tried to dismantle a wire fence separating the two countri