FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2001 file photo Sri Lankan army medical staff examine journalist Marie Colvin at a field hospital in Vavuniya, 210 kilometers (131 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri ... more 
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2001 file photo Sri Lankan army medical staff examine journalist Marie Colvin at a field hospital in Vavuniya, 210 kilometers (131 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka . Colvin, an award winning American journalist working for Britain's Sunday Times newspaper was caught in the skirmish between Sri Lankan government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels near the northern town of Vavuniya . Respected American war reporter Marie Colvin, who covered conflicts from Sri Lanka to Syria and stood up for the importance of independent journalism, died in a shelling attack in Syria on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. She was in her 50s. . (AP Photo/Government Information Department, File) less 
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