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Anja Niedringhaus, acclaimed photographer of life and death

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Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond. Shot to death by an Afghan policeman Friday, Niedringhaus leaves behind a body of work that won awards and broke hearts.

Mark J. Terrill / The Associated Press

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. The photos that follow celebrate her remarkable photojournalism.

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