Egyptian Soldier Kills Photographer

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Photographer's death captured on own camera Footage by photographer Ahmed Assem appears to show Egyptian military firing directly at his camera before he died. The grainy film captures the soldier as he shoots from his vantage point on top of the yellow stone building. He fires more than once and then, suddenly, turns the rifle and points toward the camera lens. Ahmed's camera will remain a piece of evidence in the violations that have been committed The film ends - and so too, apparently, ended the life of Ahmed Samir Assem. The 26-year-old photographer for Egypt's Al-Horia Wa Al-Adala newspaper was among at least 51 people killed when security forces opened fire on a large crowd that had camped outside the Egyptian army's Republican Guard officers' club in Cairo, where Mohammed Mursi, the deposed president, was believed to be in detention.

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