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Oscar-nominated war photographer killed in Libya
Yahoo/AP ^

Posted on 04/20/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by nuconvert

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British-born Tim Hetherington, co-director of the documentary "Restrepo" about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed inside the only rebel-held city in western Libya, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. The city has come under weeks of relentless shelling by government troops.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: director; libya; photographer; photojournalist; restrepo; timhetherington

1 posted on 04/20/2011 1:35:13 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Heck of a job, Barry. Heck of a job.

(”Days, not weeks)


2 posted on 04/20/2011 1:37:35 PM PDT by Reagan69
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To: Reagan69

Keep your friends close and your enemy closer seems to be the strategy of the WH.
There’s no difference in this case


3 posted on 04/20/2011 1:53:17 PM PDT by mdel747
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To: maine-iac7

Not sure if you heard this yet or not. So sad.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 1:54:30 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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“Hetherington tweeted Tuesday: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”


5 posted on 04/20/2011 2:10:22 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

If you’re a war photographer, sometimes bad things happen. Sorry to hear it.


6 posted on 04/20/2011 2:22:47 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: nuconvert

Restrepo was a very good documentary. Sad to hear of his death.


7 posted on 04/20/2011 2:27:07 PM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: rstrahan

Remember seeing those guys around Khe Sahn with three or four Nikons around there neck,going up as close as they
could get to the action

They had some brass ones then,apparently the same today

RIP


8 posted on 04/20/2011 2:48:17 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: nuconvert

Really? I thought Libya was over. Haven’t heard much about it.


9 posted on 04/20/2011 3:14:58 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry to say it, but which side of the fence was he on?


10 posted on 04/20/2011 3:55:37 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: nuconvert
The Washington Post reported that the journalists had gone with rebel fighters to Tripoli Street in the center of Misrata, scene of the some of the most intense recent fighting in the city.

Well then. What did he expect to happen? A 15ft No Fire Zone around him.

ntw, During WWII we had many journalists with our troops and many were KIA, like Ernie Pyle. BUT. I'm pretty sure none of our journalists went with traipsing around with the Wehrmacht or Waffen SS.

ps: if he was shooting Nikons & Leicas I'll gladly take them and put them to good use. But Canons? ..... no thanks, toss em. I have enough paperweights.

11 posted on 04/21/2011 4:53:39 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Condor51
Whew boy did I ever goof that post up.
More coffee please, and stat.
12 posted on 04/21/2011 4:54:59 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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