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Hetherington, Hondros, and the risks journalists take

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(Read caption) Photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington (R) and Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros are seen in this combination photo April 21. The two photojournalists were killed on Wednesday after coming under fire in the besieged Libyan town of Misurata.

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Tim Hetherington, a photojournalist and director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Restrepo, and Chris Hondros, an award-winning photographer, were killed in a mortar strike yesterday in the besieged Libyan city of Misurata.

Also killed in the city yesterday were seven local civilians and a Ukrainian doctor.

Both Mr. Hetherington and Mr. Hondros dedicated their adult lives to recording conflict.

Hetherington spent a year in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, and his work there formed the basis of "Restrepo," which he made with the journalist Sebastian Junger. It's without a doubt the finest documentary about the US military effort in Afghanistan, and one of the finest films about America at war, period.


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