PICTURE KILL FOR LBN20 TRANSMITTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1408GMT ON AUGUST 5, 2006. PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE. A CORRECTED VERSION WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY. PLEASE REMOVE THE IMAGE FROM YOUR SYSTEMS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. REUTERS LBN20 Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj (LEBANON) REUTERS NEWS PICTURES - Reuters (Yahoo News Page)
In addition to the fake smoke, it seems the description is a little off too.
Many buildings were flattened during the attack.Do you see ANY buildings flattened in that photo?
There is lots of discussion on the fakery on the following sites listed below.
Now the fun begins, because this is certainly not the first time a Reuters photograph has been doctored. There has been lots of discussion about the photos of Quna, Lebanon being staged and now they have a confirmed case of fraud as confirmation that the reporting from the region is far from honest.
Now an army of people will be checking not only the current photos being released by Reuters, but also as many historical photographs as they can get their hands on, starting with all the photos taken by the photographer of this image, Adnan Hajj. Reuters is certainly not the only organization that will now come under this increased scrutiny. They all will. The real problem for them is that they cannot undo the fakery. It is all out there just waiting to be discovered. Surely, there is more to be found and now people know what to look for. It's just a matter of time before other cases are discovered.
This one example is just the tip of the iceberg.
Hamas: Child Abuse - Staged? - FFI
Be sure to check out the post as it includes a video documenting fraud by Hamas as well as active participation by members of the press.
See the explanation here: "Another Fake Photo from Lebanon" - Jawa Report
More detailed coverage here:
Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut? - Little Green Footballs
PICTURE KILL - Reuters / Yahoo News
Original Picture Post - Reuters / Yahoo News
Where there's smoke, there's Photoshop? - Michelle Malkin
The worst photoshop I’ve ever seen - Hot Air
Odd photo from Lebanon - Sports Shooters.com
Reuters Doctoring Beirut Photos - Jawa Report