April 9, 2010
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This photo accompanies a remembrance by NYT photographer Michael Kamber and a Lens blog slide show of Namir Noor-Eldeen’s work. Noor-Eldeen, showcased in the Wikileaks video released this week, was the young Iraqi Reuters photographer misidentified as an insurgent and killed by the US military in Baghdad in ’07.
Beyond some parallels between this photo Noor-Eideen took of medics lifting a body after a rocket attack in Baghdad in October ’04 and his own demise after assistance arrived to transport him from the scene, it’s mostly troubling to consider him meeting his end in a similarly shattered setting he was as familiar with as anyone.