AN AMERICAN SOLDIER killed in Afghanistan was photographed by an Associated Press photographer in the moments after grenades bombarded American troops.
The Associated Press distributed the image around the world, accompanied by a story about the incident.
Few media outlets chose to publish the image, however. The argument: some outlets said that it was disrespectful to the military, and to that particular soldier's family specifically.
Would you have run the image?
(By the way, the image above is by Robert Capa. It is of a Republican soldier killed during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Capa, considered among the greatest war photographers, once said, "If your pictures aren't good enough, then you're not close enough.")
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