Update: Reuters Drops Photographer For Altering Image

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After a quick investigation, Reuters decided late yesterday to drop Adnan Hajj, the photographer whose manipulated image of Beirut after an air stike was pulled.

Reuters statement:

Reuters on Sunday withdrew an image of smoke rising from burning buildings after an Israeli air strike on the suburbs of Beirut on August 5, 2006 after evidence emerged that it had been manipulated to show more smoke. The manipulated image is shown on the left. The unaltered image, shown on the right, has since run. Reuters has told the photographer, freelance Adnan Hajj, that the agency will not use any more of his pictures.

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