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Margaret Moth, combat zone photographer, dies

Emma Brown

Margaret Moth, a tough CNN photojournalist who worked in war zones and favored the color black, died yesterday at 59. She had colon cancer, according to the Associated Press obituary.

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In 1992, she was shot in the face by a sniper while covering the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her jaw and part of her tongue were destroyed. Several reconstructive surgeries and two years later, she returned to Bosnia to work.

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She was born Margaret Wilson but changed her name to Margaret Gipsy Moth. She was a skydiver who jumped from a Tiger Moth airplane -- and she wanted a name of her own rather than one that she was given.

Photos courtesy Associated Press.

By Emma Brown  |  March 22, 2010; 10:25 AM ET
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