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I just found this piece, a great great piece, on photographers covering stories in conflict zones, most notably and recently, Libya, Syria, and Egypt.  The story is about Guy Martin, whom the New York Times calls “an emerging photojournalist,” and his life as a photojournalists who always found a way to be in the middle of the action. The piece includes details given to the Times by close friends. Martin was recently injured in the attack that killed Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, as well as injuring Michael Christopher Brown. Due to his injuries sustained in the attack, Martin had to undergo extensive  surgery.

Click the link above to read the entire piece and to see Martin’s work in Libya, among other countries.

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Photo courtesy of Forbes.

I must say, I am very impressed with Christiane Amanpour. This woman is taking names and kicking butt, left AND right.

This past Monday, Amanpour was able to score the first U.S. interview with embattled Libya president, Muammar Gaddafi. Amanpour was also the first to nab an interview with then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

With her during the interview, were the BBC and the Times of London. I’m very impressed although the reporters had a difficult time getting any useful information out of Gaddafi, which isn’t very surprising.  Gaddafi denied any protests were taking place, saying “all my people love me. They would die to protect me.”

Continuing with his list of grievances, Gaddafi partially blamed the uprising on Al Qaeda and said he felt “betrayed” by the U.S. I think its safe to say that we can now add ‘delusional’ to the list of terms we use to describe Gaddafi.

The interview was aired first on “World News With Diane Sawyer” on Monday night.