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James Foley Libya 2011
Aug 28, 2014
12:31 am
BOSTON — The scene is pure adrenaline. First, you hear panicked rebels crying 'Allahu Akbar' — God is great. Foley knows better than to turn off the camera, in case there’s more action, or the worst happens. As he runs for his life, the image goes berserk: anxious breathing, a stampede of feet, the ground twisting this way and that as his arms pump. You can almost feel Jim’s death grip on the camera. Seconds later: the brief, screeching whistle of the incoming shell. The dull thwack of impact. The image cuts to a scene in a truck, speeding from the front. Hapless Libyan rebels on foot run madly to escape the advancing troops of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Jaws dropped as we watched the video. Hearts pounded. And we were all in the safety of GlobalPost’s editorial offices.
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