From North Korea, an Altered Procession (New York Times)


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The manipulated photo of Kim Jung-il’s funeral procession was pulled from circulation by the news services after the alteration was identified. The edited version of the photo removed a group of individuals surrounding a camera behind the main crowd lining the procession route, as well as evidence of their presence, including footsteps in the snow.

Read the full story, published in the December 28, 2011 Lens blog of the New York Times.

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