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At Work in Syria, Times Correspondent Dies | NYTimes.com

Rick Gladstone writes, “Anthony Shadid, a gifted foreign correspondent whose graceful dispatches for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack, on Thursday while on a reporting assignment in Syria.” What a tremendous loss. The Post has a collection of some of his Pulitzer-winning work.