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July 11, 2013

The Shooting Death of Ahmed Samir Assem

Ahmed Assem shot

Mr Assem’s brother, Eslam, 29, said the footage’s last seconds showed a soldier shooting demonstrators from a roof. The soldier then turned his gun towards Mr Assem and the film suddenly went dead, he added.

— from: Ahmed Assem: the Egyptian photographer who chronicled his own death – Telegraph

Can you recall a more tragic but telling task of pattern recognition? …As well as a moment and a scene screaming out for an international response to the endangerment of journalists? I’m sure there will be a raft of artful and stylish conflict images to compete with, but how fitting a message if this frame won the coming year’s Picture of the Year or World Press award.

(screen grab via Telegraph/YouTube)

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