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Photographer Anja Niedringhaus

CLICK IMAGE for slideshow of her work: A U.S. Marine of the 1st Division carries a mascot for good luck in his backpack as his unit pushed further into the western part of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. The Associated Press won a Pulitzer prize in breaking news photography for the series of pictures of bloody combat in Iraq. The award was the AP's 48th Pulitzer. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus shot dead in Afghanistan

A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014, when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

Photgrapher Anja Niedringhaus did not survive. Kathy Gannon, an AP correspondent who for many years was the news organization's Afghanistan bureau chief, and currently special correspondent for the region, was shot twice and later underwent surgery.

Niedringhaus began working as a freelance photographer at age 17 while still in high school. In 1990, she began working full-time as a photojournalist when she joined the European Pressphoto Agency in Frankfurt, Germany.

As EPA's Chief Photographer, she spent the first ten years of her career covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia. In November 2002, Niedringhaus moved to the Associated Press as a traveling photographer. She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

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