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Tributes to top war snapper.

TRIBUTES have been paid to an award-winning British photographer killed in an apparent mortar attack in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.

Tim Hetherington, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and conflict photographer, was capturing images of fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and Libyan rebels when he was reportedly hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

His American colleague Chris Hondros, aged 41, was also killed in the attack.

Liverpool-born Mr Hetherington, also 41, who worked for Getty Images and lived in New York, had covered conflict zones since the late 1990s.

A number of other journalists, including British photographer Guy Martin, were injured when they were hit by shrapnel.

Mr Martin, a 27-year-old part-time university lecturer from Cornwall, is being treated at a hospital in Misrata, where he is in a critical but stable condition.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 22, 2011
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