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By Jeff Schogol, Staff writer
Anja Niedringhaus will be remembered as more than an accomplished war photographer; she was dedicated to her job of documenting the lives of U.S. troops and she was friend to a wounded Marine.
Niedringhaus was killed Friday when an Afghan police officer opened fire on her car. Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon, who has also covered U.S. troops extensively, was wounded in the attack.
“Anja was one of the most talented, bravest and accomplished photojournalists of her generation, Associated Press Vice President and Director of Photography Santiago Lyon said in a statement on Friday. “Her storytelling skill with a camera was extraordinarily effective, a reflection of her own open gaze and genuine compassion for her subjects.