Pictures that lie (photos)
March 2005: This Harper's cover, taken at Parris Island, S.C., shows seven Marines lined up in their T-shirts, shorts, and socks. The picture accompanied a story about soldiers who go AWOL (absent without leave). The soldiers depicted in the picture, however, were not AWOL.
The picture was supplied by Getty Images as a stock photograph. "We are decorating pages," said Giulia Melucci, the magazine's vice president for public relations. "We are not saying the soldiers are AWOL. Our covers are not necessarily representative."
May 5, 2011 11:57 AM PDT
Photo by: Hany Farid, Dartmouth College
| Caption by: CNET News staff
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