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Remembering photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
Two courageous western photographers are killed covering the war in Libya. Here, some of the stunning images they captured in their daring careers
Photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who were killed in Libya Wednesday, braved many war zones to document lives very different from the ones they lived in the U.S. REUTERS/ Getty
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n Wednesday, photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed when they came under fire in Misrata, Libya. Hetherington was a Vanity Fair journalist, a documentary filmmaker, and the central figure in a tight-knit group of combat photographers based in New York. Along with Sebastian Junger, he made the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, which captured the lives of American soldiers on a dangerous tour in remote Afghanistan. Hondros was a Getty Images photographer known for his love of chess and classical music, his penchant for wearing blazers in war zones, and his devotion to his fiancee. "He wanted to tell the story," fellow photographer Tyler Hicks says. "He wanted to show the world what was going on. And he was willing to take the personal risk and make the personal sacrifices to go along with that." Here, we remember Hetherington and Hondros through the stories and images they risked their lives to share with the world.

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