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BREAKING: Famed Photojournalist and "Restrepo' Director Tim Hetherington Slain in Misrata

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From the Washington Post:

Misurata, Libya -- The director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Restrepo" was killed here Wednesday by artillery [latest update is that Hetherington was killed by an RPG attack - editor] fired by Moammar Gaddafi's forces at rebels in the besieged Libyan city. Three other photographers suffered injuries, some critical, according to doctors in the hospital.

Tim Hetherington, 40, a renowned photographer and filmmaker who recounted the plight of American soldiers in Afghanistan, died from wounds suffered in the attack, according to his family and a Washington Post reporter at the scene. Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer for Getty Images, also suffered grave injuries; his depictions of war's toll have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the front page of Wednesday's Washington Post, .

The journalists had accompanied rebel fighters to Tripoli Street in the city center, which Gaddafi's forces pounded with mortars in an attempt to retake the strategically significant port. An ambulance rushed Hetherington and Guy Martin, a British freelance photographer working for the agency Panos, from the battle to the makeshift triage tent adjacent to the Hikma hospital at around 5 p.m. Hetherington arrived bleeding heavily from his leg and looking very pale.

"Come with me, come with me. Everybody is injured," an American photographer, who had seen the attack, shouted to ambulance drivers, imploring them to return to the scene. Her bulletproof vest was splattered with blood. "I'll come with you. I'll show you where they are."

As she sought help, doctors attended to Hetherington and Martin, who had sustained a stomach wound and remained in surgery on Wednesday evening. About 15 minutes after the ambulance's arrival, doctors in the tent pronounced Hetherington dead.(For the full article, CLICK HERE)


 

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