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London Evening Standard admit adding people to Iraqi 'Liberation' Picture

by Heugh Spindleston
London Evening Standard admit adding people to Iraqi 'Liberation' picture.
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In response to the concerns of their readers that a front full page photo show Iraqi's celebrating "the liberation of Baghdad" had been manipulated on computer the London 'Evening Standard' has printed the following.

Page 18 of Thursday, 24 July 2003 edition of the Evening Standard.

"Iraqi liberation picture
A NUMBER of readers have expressed concern that 
our front page picture on 9 April, showing Iraqis celebrating
the liberation of Baghdad, had been enhanced
to dipict a larger crowd than actually existed. As it
was taken from TV footage, some extra people were
added to the image in order to fill the space left by the
removal of logos from the picture. In our opinion this
did not alter the clarity of truth of the picture's message
but we are happy to make this clear.
If the Evening Standard will provide the original unaltered image capture perhaps we can see this 'clarity of truth' for ourselves. Until then I will believe that they have manipulatied this image to generate the acceptance of a lie.

Original Stories:

Indymedia - How the Evening Standard Doctored a Photo
The Memory Hole - Doctored Photo from the London Evening Standard

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