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PHOTOS: From the eye of Anja Niedringhaus

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, a Canadian soldier with the 1st RCR Battle Group, The Royal Canadian Regiment, chases a chicken seconds before he and his unit were attacked by grenades shot over the wall during a patrol in Salavat, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, a Canadian soldier with the 1st RCR Battle Group, The Royal Canadian Regiment, chases a chicken seconds before he and his unit were attacked by grenades shot over the wall during a patrol in Salavat, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, a Pakistani Army soldier with the 20th Lancers Armored Regiment stands atop the 8000-foot mountain during a patrol near his outpost, Kalpani Base, in Pakistan's Dir province on the Pakistan-Afghan border. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, a Pakistani Army soldier with the 20th Lancers Armored Regiment stands atop the 8000-foot mountain during a patrol near his outpost, Kalpani Base, in Pakistan's Dir province on the Pakistan-Afghan border. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 file photo, an Afghan boy looks on as German ISAF soldiers prepare a temporary camp to overnight during a long term patrol in the mountainous region of Feyzabad, east of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 file photo, an Afghan boy looks on as German ISAF soldiers prepare a temporary camp to overnight during a long term patrol in the mountainous region of Feyzabad, east of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 file photo, hundreds of U.S. Marines gather at Camp Commando in the Kuwait desert during a Christmas eve visit by Santa Claus. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 file photo, hundreds of U.S. Marines gather at Camp Commando in the Kuwait desert during a Christmas eve visit by Santa Claus. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, topless Ukrainian protesters climb up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, topless Ukrainian protesters climb up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 file photo, an Afghan boy holds a toy gun as he enjoys a ride with others on a merry-go-round to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 file photo, an Afghan boy holds a toy gun as he enjoys a ride with others on a merry-go-round to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2008 file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer walks across the court as a shaft of late afternoon light illuminates the Centre Court during his second round match against Sweden's Robin Soderling at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2008 file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer walks across the court as a shaft of late afternoon light illuminates the Centre Court during his second round match against Sweden's Robin Soderling at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 19, 2011 file photo,a warplane of Moammar Gadhafi's forces is shot down over the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Saturday, March 19, 2011. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, March 19, 2011 file photo,a warplane of Moammar Gadhafi's forces is shot down over the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Saturday, March 19, 2011. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this May 13, 2013 file photo, an Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this May 13, 2013 file photo, an Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush carries a platter of turkey and fixings as he visits U.S. troops for Thanksgiving in Baghdad. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush carries a platter of turkey and fixings as he visits U.S. troops for Thanksgiving in Baghdad. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, an Afghan carpet seller holds up a framed carpet depicting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his store in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, an Afghan carpet seller holds up a framed carpet depicting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his store in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, an Afghan National Police officer mans a checkpoint in the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, an Afghan National Police officer mans a checkpoint in the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 file photo, an Afghan man with his five children on his motorbike pays money to enter a park in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 file photo, an Afghan man with his five children on his motorbike pays money to enter a park in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2010 file photo, Britain's Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's 10000m event, during the European Athletics Championships, in Barcelona, Spain. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2010 file photo, Britain's Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's 10000m event, during the European Athletics Championships, in Barcelona, Spain. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 file photo, Pakistani bank notes covered in blood are displayed on the body of a dead suicide bomber after police found them in his pocket after an attack on the former Afghan intelligence headquarters, in the center of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 file photo, Pakistani bank notes covered in blood are displayed on the body of a dead suicide bomber after police found them in his pocket after an attack on the former Afghan intelligence headquarters, in the center of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2003 file photo, Iraqi women line up for a security check by British soldiers on the outskirts of Basra, as they try to flee from this southern Iraqi town. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2003 file photo, Iraqi women line up for a security check by British soldiers on the outskirts of Basra, as they try to flee from this southern Iraqi town. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept, 17, 2011 file photo, a German soldier lifts weights at his combat outpost in Char Darah, outside Kunduz, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Sept, 17, 2011 file photo, a German soldier lifts weights at his combat outpost in Char Darah, outside Kunduz, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, a woman reacts while sitting in a New York taxi as different television networks call the presidential race for Barack Obama, in New York. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, a woman reacts while sitting in a New York taxi as different television networks call the presidential race for Barack Obama, in New York. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 29, 2008 file photo, German chancellor Angela Merkel, center, grimaces, as she tours CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with Rolf Heuer, CERN Director designated, left, and Robert Aymar, Director General CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 29, 2008 file photo, German chancellor Angela Merkel, center, grimaces, as she tours CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with Rolf Heuer, CERN Director designated, left, and Robert Aymar, Director General CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 file photo, a U.S. Marine of the 1st Division carries a mascot for good luck in his backpack as his unit pushed further into the western part of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 file photo, a U.S. Marine of the 1st Division carries a mascot for good luck in his backpack as his unit pushed further into the western part of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2005 file photo, a U.S. Marine cries during the memorial service for 31 killed U.S. servicemen at Camp Korean Village, near Rutbah, western Iraq. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2005 file photo, a U.S. Marine cries during the memorial service for 31 killed U.S. servicemen at Camp Korean Village, near Rutbah, western Iraq. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, reacts as he arrives for the conference on Disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, reacts as he arrives for the conference on Disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 8, 2007 file photo, defending champion Roger Federer returns to Rafael Nadal, during the Men's Singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, July 8, 2007 file photo, defending champion Roger Federer returns to Rafael Nadal, during the Men's Singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, June 30, 2012 file photo, Serena Williams of the United States reacts after winning against Zheng Jie of China during a third round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, June 30, 2012 file photo, Serena Williams of the United States reacts after winning against Zheng Jie of China during a third round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 file photo, an Israeli soldier jumps off an armored vehicle carrying a flag of Israel's 60th anniversary as he celebrates with his unit their return from the Gaza Strip on the Israeli side of the border. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 file photo, an Israeli soldier jumps off an armored vehicle carrying a flag of Israel's 60th anniversary as he celebrates with his unit their return from the Gaza Strip on the Israeli side of the border. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2013 file photo made by Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, hundreds of Afghans wait to see the holy flag at the Kart-e Sakhi mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2013 file photo made by Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, hundreds of Afghans wait to see the holy flag at the Kart-e Sakhi mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

  • This April 7, 2005 photo shows AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Rome. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    This April 7, 2005 photo shows AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Rome. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland . Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and Kathy Gannon was wounded Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP freelancer who witnessed the shooting. Gannon, the reporter, was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland . Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and Kathy Gannon was wounded Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP freelancer who witnessed the shooting. Gannon, the reporter, was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

  • An Afghan man watches his pigeons after feeding them in Kabul, Afghanistan,  Thursday, March 8, 2012.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    An Afghan man watches his pigeons after feeding them in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a young girl reaches out to greet a Pakistani policeman securing the road outside Kainat Riaz's home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. Security stepped up after Kainat was wounded by the same Taliban gunman who shot Malala Yousufzai and 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan on Oct. 8 on their way home from school. Malala was shot for her outspoken insistence on girls' education. Shazia and Kainat are to return to school this week for the first time since the shooting. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a young girl reaches out to greet a Pakistani policeman securing the road outside Kainat Riaz's home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. Security stepped up after Kainat was wounded by the same Taliban gunman who shot Malala Yousufzai and 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan on Oct. 8 on their way home from school. Malala was shot for her outspoken insistence on girls' education. Shazia and Kainat are to return to school this week for the first time since the shooting. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, an Afghan boy on a donkey reacts as Canadian soldiers with the 1st RCR Battle Group, The Royal Canadian Regiment, patrol in Salavat, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Minutes later the soldiers were attacked by grenades while leaving the village. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, an Afghan boy on a donkey reacts as Canadian soldiers with the 1st RCR Battle Group, The Royal Canadian Regiment, patrol in Salavat, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Minutes later the soldiers were attacked by grenades while leaving the village. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • A Pakistani girl lines up among boys for their morning assembly where they sing the national anthem at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct 11, 2013. 16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai was nominated but did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban almost exactly one year ago for demanding girl's education. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    A Pakistani girl lines up among boys for their morning assembly where they sing the national anthem at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct 11, 2013. 16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai was nominated but did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban almost exactly one year ago for demanding girl's education. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • An Afghan girl takes a short cut through a streaming river on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Temperatures in Kabul have risen to 27 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Farhreinheit), bringing children out to play in streams. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    An Afghan girl takes a short cut through a streaming river on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Temperatures in Kabul have risen to 27 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Farhreinheit), bringing children out to play in streams. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • An Afghan carpet seller holds up a framed carpet depicting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his store in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Afghans go to the polls April 5, 2014 to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Karzai’s greatest achievement. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    An Afghan carpet seller holds up a framed carpet depicting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his store in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Afghans go to the polls April 5, 2014 to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Karzai’s greatest achievement. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, a Canadian soldier with the 1st RCR Battle Group, The Royal Canadian Regiment, chases a chicken seconds before he and his unit were attacked by grenades shot over the wall during a patrol in Salavat, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, a Pakistani Army soldier with the 20th Lancers Armored Regiment stands atop the 8000-foot mountain during a patrol near his outpost, Kalpani Base, in Pakistan's Dir province on the Pakistan-Afghan border. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 file photo, an Afghan boy looks on as German ISAF soldiers prepare a temporary camp to overnight during a long term patrol in the mountainous region of Feyzabad, east of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 file photo, hundreds of U.S. Marines gather at Camp Commando in the Kuwait desert during a Christmas eve visit by Santa Claus. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, topless Ukrainian protesters climb up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 file photo, an Afghan boy holds a toy gun as he enjoys a ride with others on a merry-go-round to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2008 file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer walks across the court as a shaft of late afternoon light illuminates the Centre Court during his second round match against Sweden's Robin Soderling at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 19, 2011 file photo,a warplane of Moammar Gadhafi's forces is shot down over the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Saturday, March 19, 2011. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this May 13, 2013 file photo, an Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" _ God is Great _ and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush carries a platter of turkey and fixings as he visits U.S. troops for Thanksgiving in Baghdad. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, an Afghan carpet seller holds up a framed carpet depicting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his store in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, an Afghan National Police officer mans a checkpoint in the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 file photo, an Afghan man with his five children on his motorbike pays money to enter a park in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2010 file photo, Britain's Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's 10000m event, during the European Athletics Championships, in Barcelona, Spain. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 file photo, Pakistani bank notes covered in blood are displayed on the body of a dead suicide bomber after police found them in his pocket after an attack on the former Afghan intelligence headquarters, in the center of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2003 file photo, Iraqi women line up for a security check by British soldiers on the outskirts of Basra, as they try to flee from this southern Iraqi town. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept, 17, 2011 file photo, a German soldier lifts weights at his combat outpost in Char Darah, outside Kunduz, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, a woman reacts while sitting in a New York taxi as different television networks call the presidential race for Barack Obama, in New York. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 29, 2008 file photo, German chancellor Angela Merkel, center, grimaces, as she tours CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with Rolf Heuer, CERN Director designated, left, and Robert Aymar, Director General CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 file photo, a U.S. Marine of the 1st Division carries a mascot for good luck in his backpack as his unit pushed further into the western part of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2005 file photo, a U.S. Marine cries during the memorial service for 31 killed U.S. servicemen at Camp Korean Village, near Rutbah, western Iraq. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, reacts as he arrives for the conference on Disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 8, 2007 file photo, defending champion Roger Federer returns to Rafael Nadal, during the Men's Singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Saturday, June 30, 2012 file photo, Serena Williams of the United States reacts after winning against Zheng Jie of China during a third round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 file photo, an Israeli soldier jumps off an armored vehicle carrying a flag of Israel's 60th anniversary as he celebrates with his unit their return from the Gaza Strip on the Israeli side of the border. Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday April 4, 2014. Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan policeman approached them, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great -and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly and Gannon was wounded. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2013 file photo made by Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, hundreds of Afghans wait to see the holy flag at the Kart-e Sakhi mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • This April 7, 2005 photo shows AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Rome. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland . Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and Kathy Gannon was wounded Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP freelancer who witnessed the shooting. Gannon, the reporter, was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)
  • An Afghan man watches his pigeons after feeding them in Kabul, Afghanistan,  Thursday, March 8, 2012.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
  • In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a young girl reaches out to greet a Pakistani policeman securing the road outside Kainat Riaz's home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. Security stepped up after Kainat was wounded by the same Taliban gunman who shot Malala Yousufzai and 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan on Oct. 8 on their way home from school. Malala was shot for her outspoken insistence on girls' education. Shazia and Kainat are to return to school this week for the first time since the shooting. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
  • In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, an Afghan boy on a donkey reacts as Canadian soldiers with the 1st RCR Battle Group, The Royal Canadian Regiment, patrol in Salavat, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Minutes later the soldiers were attacked by grenades while leaving the village. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
  • A Pakistani girl lines up among boys for their morning assembly where they sing the national anthem at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct 11, 2013. 16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai was nominated but did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban almost exactly one year ago for demanding girl's education. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
  • An Afghan girl takes a short cut through a streaming river on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Temperatures in Kabul have risen to 27 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Farhreinheit), bringing children out to play in streams. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
  • An Afghan carpet seller holds up a framed carpet depicting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his store in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Afghans go to the polls April 5, 2014 to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Karzai’s greatest achievement. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan yesterday.

Niedringhaus was in a car in eastern Afghanistan with AP reporter Kathy Gannon when, according to a freelancer who was with them, an Afghan police officer approached them, yelled “Allahu Akbar” – God is Great – and opened fire on them in the backseat with his AK-47. Niedringhaus was killed instantly, and Gannon was wounded.

“Anja and Kathy together have spent years in Afghanistan covering the conflict and the people there. Anja was a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her insightful photographs, her warm heart and joy for life. We are heartbroken at her loss,” said AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, speaking in New York City.

Niedringhaus has long been recognized for her expertise in gaining a subject’s trust and photographing them with a style that is immediately recognizable. Her attention to detail, composition and light come together to not only tell insightful stories but also to create works of art.

Niedringhaus covered conflict zones including Kuwait, Iraq, Libya, Gaza and the West Bank during a 20-year stretch, beginning with the Balkans in the 1990s. She had traveled to Afghanistan several times since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

Niedringhaus, who also covered sports events around the globe, has received numerous awards for her works.

She was part of an AP team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for coverage of the war in Iraq, and was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She joined the AP in 2002 and had since been based in Geneva, Switzerland. From 2006 to 2007, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University.

Here is a look at the work of Anja Niedringhaus, which touched many.

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An Afghan police commander opened fire yesterday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon – the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan. The shooting was part of a surge in violence targeting foreigners in the run-up to today’s presidential elections, a pivotal moment in Afghanistan’s …

Legacy Comments3

"an Afghan police officer approached them, yelled “Allahu Akbar” – God is Great – and opened fire on them in the backseat with his AK-47."....apparently another incident of workplace violence.

Only some one with a warped sense of humor could make a joke about the death of this photojournalist.

I dont think its ever funny to yell “Allahu Akbar” – God is Great and kill a bunch of people...I dont think its ever workplace violence either...maybe thats just me...

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