Bring Out Yer Dead!

James Taranto notes an interesting issue in this photo taken in the aftermath of the Israeli airstrike in Qana.

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The July 30, 2006 photo by the Associated Press’s Lefteris Pitarakis accompanied this Washington Post story and is still online in the Washington Post Photo Gallery. In case you missed the issue, here’s a blowup…

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That pretty well answers the vexing question of what happened to the rest of the 50+ victims of the that were initially reportedly killed in the bombing. They posed for their photos, then went home…

Update: The AP did a bit of internal bragging about this particular picture and awarded Pitarakis $62.50 (before taxes), his split of a a $500 Beat of the Week award.

Update 2: It appears that Taranto was wrong and we were wrong too.

In The Bullpen and My Pet Jawa make a pretty convincing case that guy is dead. Say Anything and Confederate Yankee think that the guy above who doesn’t look dead is really dead; as in too dead to be one or two hours dead. So he’s gone from plausibly alive to implausibly dead…

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