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Another case of bouncing rubble?

Randy at RightWinged has spotted a building in Lebanon that was reported as being destroyed on three different dates. Check out his article for the pictures.

Collapsed buildings are seen in the Hizbollah stronghold in southern Beirut July 16, 2006. Israeli aircraft pounded areas in south, east and northern Lebanon on Saturday, a day after Hizbollah's chief declared an open war against the Jewish state following the bombardment of his stronghold in Beirut. REUTER/Fadi Galioum (LEBANON)


Buildings damaged by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut, July 18, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)


A Lebanese man carries belongings he found in the wreckage of his home after it was targeted by the Israeli air strikes, in southern Beirut July 23,2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)


A Lebanese woman cries as she carries belongings she founded in the wreckage of her home that was targeted by the Israeli air strikes,in southern Beirut July 23, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)


One thing about the wording, though. Only the second one can really be interpreted as the photographer suggesting definitively as, "This building was destroyed on July 18." The other three are written more vaguely, and can probably be read, "Somebody walks by some destroyed building on July 23."

I wouldn't raise too much fuss about headlines like these. It's headlines that state conclusively that the building was destroyed on a certain date that are more of a problem, particularly when it can be clearly proven that the building was damaged in a previous photograph.

 Tags: adnan hajj fadi galioum REUTERS Israel/Lebanon War 2006

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