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'He Had A Great Eye For A Story'

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A member of the Afghan army looks on as an artillery gun fires at Taliban fighters in the hills of Nangahar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, in 2015. NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was killed Sunday, embedded with the Afghan military on multiple occasions to see how it was faring in its fight against the Taliban. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

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Killed On The Job In Afghanistan: NPR Photographer And Interpreter

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NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey Is Remembered By Colleagues

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Interpreter In Haiti Remembers Gilkey Did His Job With 'Passion'

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NPR photographer David Gilkey adjusts his glasses on the White House lawn before going to meet President Obama in 2011. Gilkey won the White House News Photographers Association's award for "Best Photographer of the Year, 2010." Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Zabihullah Tamanna (left) and David Gilkey in Afghanistan on June 2. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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NPR's David Folkenflik reflects on colleague David Gilkey

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An Afghan commando stands on the tarmac, wearing night vision gear. The elite commandos are about to fly into an area controlled by Taliban fighters. Their mission: to sweep a village for Taliban fighters. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Under U.S. Air Cover, Afghan Commandos Chase The Elusive Taliban

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Memorial Day In Kandahar: A Run To Honor America's Fallen

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Leader's Death Revives Question: What Is Pakistan's Relationship With The Taliban?

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'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon, stands in the operating theater of the military hospital at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Henderson is fighting to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl who was shot during a firefight between U.S. and Afghan forces and the Taliban. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Saving 6-Year-Old Ameera, Shot In An Afghan Firefight

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With Mansour Dead, Taliban Must Select A New Leader

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Volunteers stand Saturday near the wreckage of the destroyed vehicle, in which Mullah Akhtar Mansour was allegedly traveling in the Ahmed Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan border. Abdul Malik/AP hide caption

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U.S. Drone Strike Killed Taliban Leader, White House, Afghan Government Say

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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour Killed By U.S. Airstrike

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