Friday, April 4, 2014

A Praised and Beloved Person Shot and Killed in Afghanistan

"Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP Television News freelancer who witnessed the shooting..."

PBS reported -- Associated Press photographer was shot and killed Friday and an AP reporter [Kathy Gannon] was wounded when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan, .... The two were on assignment covering the country’s upcoming presidential election...
BY MARGARET MYERS  April 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM EDT

A Libyan rebel urges people to leave, as shelling from Gadhafi’s forces started landing on the frontline outside of Bin Jawaad, 150 km east of Sirte, central Libya, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Photo by Anja Niedringhaus/AP

As i watched this story on the newshour tonight, i was moved especially 
when listening to those who knew her
describe her.
Open, living, transparent? authentic. connected...

Her photos are wonderful i was inspired

In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 file photo made by Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, hundreds of U.S. Marines gather at Camp Commando in the Kuwait desert during a Christmas eve visit by Santa Claus.

and at the end

i thought 

there are so many people are shot and killed in afghanistan 
in congo, in chicago]

 if we heard the beloved of each of those
weep their praises and tell us of the finest parts of the lost soul, 
perhaps we would walk around shell-shocked like the families in our midst

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