Tributes for photographer Anja Niedringhaus killed on assignment in Afghanistan

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The bullet holes in the car which was carrying two foreign journalists in Afghanistan are a reminder of the violent end which met photographer Anja Niedringhaus.

She was travelling in the car along with fellow AP journalist Kathy Gannon on assignment near Khost when a policeman is said to have opened fire on the vehicle. Gannon is said to be stable, however, Niedringhaus died instantly.

Tributes have poured in from journalists all over the world who spoke of her fearless yet warm nature.

When asked which was her favourite photograph she simply replies all of them, and every day a different one.

Her work contributed to her team winning the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Iraq in 2005.

In an environment which could easily have made her a sceptic, her photos show a warmth for human life.