This photo was not taken this week. This photo was taken nearly two decades ago in Bosnia and is just one of many in the extraordinary body of work belonging to Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. On Friday, Niedringhaus was shot and killed while covering the elections in Afghanistan. Her longtime colleague, reporter Kathy Gannon, who was with her at the time was wounded but survived the attack.
According to the AP: "The two were traveling in a convoy of election workers delivering ballots from the center of Khost city to the outskirts, in Tani district. ... As they were sitting in the car waiting for the convoy to move, a unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled "Allahu Akbar" -- God is Great -- and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. He then surrendered to the other police and was arrested."
Originally from Germany, Niedringhaus, 48, covered conflicts all over the world -- in Libya, Gaza, and Kuwait, among others -- and was a member of the AP team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for coverage of the war in Iraq.
Niedringhaus took this photograph in December 1995 in Sarajevo. The woman in the photo is a Bosnian Serb; she's mourning at the grave of her son who was killed in October of that year at the nearby front line in Sarajevo's Serb-held suburbs.
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