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Slain photojournalist "showed calm" amid chaos

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 01:40

April 12 - The funeral for Associated Press photojournalist Anya Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan this month, is held in Germany. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Family and friends say goodbye to Anya Niedringhaus, the Associated Press photojournalist killed in Afghanistan more than a week ago. Her funeral was held Saturday at a monastery near her birthplace of Hoexter, Germany. With messages of mourning on display, she was remembered for her strength and resilience. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, KATHLEEN CARROLL: "She showed calm, while all around was chaos. And I believe that is why her pictures from terrible places resonated with so many people around the world. She found their dignity, she found the quiet, human moments that connected people in great strife to all the rest of us around the world." Niedringhaus and her colleague, correspondent Kathy Gannon, were attacked by an Afghan policeman. The two were in a remote town on Afghanistan's border with Pakistan to cover last week's elections. The AP says Gannon's condition remains stable. At the funeral, the parish priest read a letter from Gannon. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PARISH PRIEST, BERND MUELLER (READING A LETTER FROM AP REPORTER KATHY GANNON WHO WAS INJURED IN SAME ATTACK), SAYING: "Mein Schatz (my darling), you were so happy, your heart knew no bounds, Anja. You couldn't give enough, you wanted to help everyone. I love you, Schatz (darling)." Niedringhaus is one of Germany's best-known war photographers. She worked in conflict areas including Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Bosnia. She was 48 years old.

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Slain photojournalist "showed calm" amid chaos

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 01:40