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Anthony Shadid: Bearing witness where others wouldn’t

Anthony Shadid, middle, interviews residents of Embaba, a Cairo neighborhood, in February 2011. Anthony Shadid, middle, interviews residents of Embaba, a Cairo neighborhood, in February 2011. (ED OU FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES)
February 18, 2012
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It’s no coincidence that Anthony Shadid, the award-winning correspondent for The New York Times, the Globe, and other outlets, died in Syria at a time when armchair pundits from Washington to the presidential campaign trail were talking of possible sanctions on Syria’s government, aid to Syrian rebels, and even possible military involvement. Shadid was there, in the midst of the fighting, in order to bear witness.

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