2nd Photojournalist Dead After Libya Shelling

Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington were killed in Misrata
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2011 6:22 PM CDT
In this photo provided by Getty Images, Getty photographer Chris Hondros walks the ruins of a building in southern Beirut in 2006.   (AP Photo/Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The Libya shelling that took the life of Restrepo director and war photographer Tim Hetherington has claimed a second life—Getty photographer Chris Hondros. Both men were killed while covering the fighting in Misrata, though the circumstances are unclear. One of Hetherington's last tweets, courtesy of AP: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO." Vanity Fair has a tribute to Hetherington and a collection of his photos here, and fellow photographer Andrea Bruce offers a similar tribute to Hondros at NPR. (Read more Tim Hetherington stories.)

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