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French journalist among those killed in Syria attack

NBC News’ Ayman Mohyeldin tells the story of French journalist Gilles Jacquier's death and places it the context of the ongoing uprising.

Covering Syria poses huge challenges for journalists -- the government of Bashir Assad makes independent journalism very difficult and, as Jacquier's death vividly illustrates, the violence can claim foreign lives as well as Syrian ones. But as the conflict continues -- the U.N. estimates that more than 5,000 people have died so far -- more journalists will inevitably put their lives on the line to bring the world this important story.

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