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Egyptian photographer captures own death on video after soldier shoots him in the head
Question of the Day
A horrific video allegedly taken by Egyptian newspaper photographer Ahmed Samir Assem captures the seconds leading up to his own death before a soldier shot him in the head.
The 26-year-old photographer of Egypt's Al-Horia Wa Al-Adala newspaper, the official newspaper of the Freedom and Justice Party, was filming a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration outside the army's Republican Guard officers' club on Monday.
The grainy film focuses on one particular soldier opening fire on top of the yellow stone building. He fires several rounds before turning the gun on the cameraman.
Mr. Assem's family and friends confirmed to The Telegraph that the last moment captures his death.
"I received news that Ahmed had been shot by a sniper in the forehead while filming or taking pictures on top of the buildings around the incident," Ahmed Abu Zeid, the culture editor of Mr. Assem's newspaper, told The Telegraph.
"Ahmed's camera was the only one which filmed the entire incident from the first moment.
"He had started filming from the beginning of the prayers so he captured the very beginnings and in the video, you can see tens of victims. Ahmed's camera will remain a piece of evidence in the violations that have been committed."
Colleagues described Mr. Assem as a dedicated professional with an archive of over 10,000 photographs since starting his career three years ago.
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