You're proving my general point perfectly.
Actually, my only point is that it's fishy. Since every report I've read or seen says nobody (especially "journalists") gets in or out of Hezbollah territory (called a "Hizbollah stronghold" in AP caption) without permission and an escort, my guess is these 3 photographers were brought there to photograph a scene that was already set up. They knew they were watching a staged event so the money shot (Minnie) was submitted w/o reference to the guy and with a different date. The evidence (lack of dust, perfectly placed Minnie, similar documented photos, etc) all point to a staged scene. If you think that scene was legit, more power to you. I have noticed however, we aren't seeing these kind of photos coming out of there since these things have been exposed. Like a Boston Herald Photo Editor was quoted as saying the other day, you can't believe anything coming out of Beirut.