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French television cameraman Gilles Jacquier, seen at an unknown location in an undated photo, was killed Wednesday in Homs, Syria, when a group on an official media trip was hit by grenades that also killed several Syrian civilians. (Associated Press)

French television cameraman Gilles Jacquier, seen at an unknown location in an undated photo, was killed Wednesday in Homs, Syria, when a group on an official media trip was hit by grenades that also killed several Syrian civilians. (Associated Press)

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