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Why not to trust news photos

I normally don’t discuss political topics on this blog, but this particularly struck me as an example of one of my favorite themes: the importance of ‘peeling the onion’.

At first glance, it’s just a picture of smoke from damaged buildings from the conflict in the Mideast. At second glance, it’s a fine example of how not to embellish news photos.

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(original photo was pulled.)

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Update: Reuters fired the photographer involved.

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