Journalists Die So That We Can See

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Abby Zimet

Acclaimed photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who made the award-winning film Restrepo about a platoon in Afghanistan, was killed by a rocket in Misrata today while covering the fighting in Libya. Chris Hondros, a prize-winning Getty photographer, was gravely wounded in the same attack, and died a few hours later. Both men were reportedly the first Western journalists to die in another horrific and possibly pointless war they nonetheless felt compelled to document for the rest of us. Two of their colleagues were also wounded. Tragic. More on their work and why they did it here, here and here.

Photos by Chris Hondros, the top one earlier today.

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