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Farewell to the queen of war correspondents

Marie Colvin, who was on the front lines of groundbreaking events such as the 2005 Gaza disengagement, the civil war in Sri Lanka and the Arab Spring, was killed by Assad's forces while covering the uprising in Syria.

By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz, 22.02.12

"What a wonderful time to be a journalist," shouted to me Marie Colvin as we took cover in a Tunis alleyway with a group of protestors, while the police outside tried to clear a path through the thousands thronging Habib Bourguiba Avenue, demanding the downfall of the dictatorial government of President Zein Ben Ali. Tears of gas streamed from her one eye but on her face was spread a wide smile. She lived for those moments and this morning, at the age of 55 died in one of them, together with French photographer Remi Ochlik. As in every conflict, revolution and


Added: Feb-22-2012 Occurred On: Feb-22-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Farewell, queen of war correspondents, Marie Colvin, Syria
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