Reuters Posts 'Titanic' Frame in Arctic Gaffe

Agency pinched movie still for North Pole report
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2007 5:54 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Reuters was caught in another photo pas today, when it revealed pics used in a report on Russia's flag-planting at the North Pole last week were actually lifted frames from the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. An image captioned with descriptions of Russian submersibles on an Arctic seabed was actually a still from footage taken at the North Atlantic, the Guardian reports.

The mistake came to light after a 13-year old Finnish boy told his local newspaper of the photos' striking resemblance to the James Cameron's megahit. Reuters had recently promised to be more circumspect after printing a picture from last August's Israeli shelling of Lebanon that was embellished with extra smoke.