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A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan

The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.

AS VOTERS IN AFGHANISTAN take part in a landmark election to choose a president for the country, the world is still reeling from news of the death of award-winning photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus.

The Associated Press photographer was killed and a colleague seriously wounded after police opened fire on her car yesterday.

These stunning photos are just an example of her work over the last number of years.

A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan
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    An Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. Source: Associated Press
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    An Israeli soldier jumps off an armored vehicle as he celebrates with his unit their return from the Gaza Strip.Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    An Afghan woman waits in a changing room to try out a new Burqa.Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    A Canadian soldier chases a chicken seconds before he and his unit were attacked.Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    A makeshift chair lift with people on board crosses the Swat river in Pakistan.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    An Afghan army soldier adjusts his helmet as he lines up with others at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    An Afghan man jumps from a diving board into a swimming pool on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    Afghan boys play football during a break at their school in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    At a brick kiln, workers greet each other while preparing the kilns to fire bricks early morning in Afghanistan.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    Afghan day laborer Zekrullah, 23, takes a break after preparing kilns to fire the bricks.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    An Afghan Shiite beats himself with chains and blades in a ritual ahead of the Ashura holiday in Afghanistan.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • A life's work: Anja Niedringhaus

    An Afghan special forces soldier, left, is kissed by an Afghan man after the commandos took over control of an election office.Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    An Afghan soldier, left, and a police man peek through a window as they queue with others to get their registration card.Source: AP/Press Association Images

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