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Monday, August 1, 2005

British Official Objects to ABC News Broadcast of Bomb Photos

Ian Blair, London's Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has blasted ABC's broadcast of leaked photographs of unexploded devices and other evidence found in the wake of the July 7th London bombings. Although Blair and other officials asked ABC and other media not to use the photos, both ABC and some UK outlets did use the photos to illustrate coverage of the bombings. ABC defended its use of the photos as newsworthy. Read more here. See some of the photos in question here (under Exclusive Photos: London Terror Investigation).

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