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Reuters Photo Scandal

Reuters has come under scrutiny for the way it has altered photos concerning the Gaza flotilla clash. The British news agency denies any anti-Israeli bias in doing so, instead claiming that the cropping of certain items was inadvertent.

Reuters Photo Scandal

On the left is the original photograph displaying an Israeli commando lying on the deck of a ship, surrounded by activists with a bloody knife highlighted in the bottom right. On the right is the photograph Reuters disseminated which has the knife cropped out.

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Reuters Photo Scandal

On the left is the original photograph, displaying a hand holding a knife and a visible amount of blood on a railing while the photograph on the right which, Reuters had originally published, does not show the knife or the significant amount of blood on the railing. 

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Reuters Photo Scandal

This is not the first time Reuters has come under fire for its of photos. In 2006, Reuters put out several photographs taken by Adnan Hajj that did not accurately portray what was going on in the Middle East. 

On the left is the original photograph taken by Hajj of of South Beirut during Israel's bombing of Beirut. On the right is the doctored image in which Hajj added smoke to make the damage look more severe than it was

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Reuters Photo Scandal

In this photo taken by Adnan Hajj for Reuters, Hajj claimed that a woman's home had supposedly been destroyed in the same raid, but an investigation revealed that the woman's house had been destroyed prior to the Israeli strike. 

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Reuters Photo Scandal

Reuters has come under scrutiny for the way it has altered photos concerning the Gaza flotilla clash. The British news agency denies any anti-Israeli bias in doing so, instead claiming that the cropping of certain items was inadvertent.

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