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Photographer Leighton Mark, shot in Beirut in 1984, has died

 

January 23, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — Leighton Mark, a photojournalist who taught himself to make pictures with one arm after he was wounded in 1984 while covering the civil war in Lebanon, has died. He was 67.

Mark died Saturday at Lexington Park Assisted Living Health Center in Topeka, Kansas, said a cousin, Monette Mark.

Mark worked for United Press International and The Associated Press during a long career that was nearly cut short when he was 32.

He had been in Beirut for UPI just three months when, in March 1984, gunfire from street fighting awoke him in his west Beirut apartment. After he stepped ont...



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