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Horst Faas, AP combat photographer, dies at 79
Horst Faas, legendary AP combat photographer, dies at age 79
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' Prize-winning former Associated Press combat photographer Horst Faas has died at age 79.

His daughter, Clare Faas, says he died Thursday afternoon.

In nearly half a century with the AP, he became one of the world's legendary photojournalists.

As chief of AP's photo operations in Saigon for a decade beginning in 1962, Faas covered the fighting while recruiting and training new talent from among foreign and Vietnamese freelancers.

The result was "Horst's army" of young photographers, who fanned out with Faas-supplied cameras and film, and stern orders to "come back with good pictures."

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