Photo Of Iran's Missile Launch Was Manipulated

Correction July 11, 2008

In some broadcasts, we did not note that the Web site Little Green Footballs had posted an item Wednesday evening declaring that the photograph of the Iranian missile launch had been doctored — before The New York Times published its analysis Thursday morning.

Image showing three missiles being launched. i i

hide captionTwo images were made available Thursday by Sepah News, owned by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The first one shows three missiles.

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Image showing three missiles being launched.

Two images were made available Thursday by Sepah News, owned by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The first one shows three missiles.

Sepahnews.com/AP
Image showing four missiles being launched. i i

hide captionThe second photograph was apparently altered to add a fourth missile lifting off, according to defense analyst Mark Fitzpatrick.

Sepahnews.com/AP
Image showing four missiles being launched.

The second photograph was apparently altered to add a fourth missile lifting off, according to defense analyst Mark Fitzpatrick.

Sepahnews.com/AP

It's been proven that a photo showing Iran's launch of four missiles is fake. A defense analyst says he believes only three missiles launched and the fourth malfunctioned. Renee Montagne talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the newspapers that printed the photo and how the discrepancy was detected.

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