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When is an image too horrific to publish? This 1998 photo, by Associated Press photographer Jean-Marc Bouju, shows a scene in the Nairobi morgue the day after the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Kenya killed more than 200 people and injured more than 4,000. (Twelve Americans were among the dead; most of the victims were Kenyan.) When debating whether or not -- or precisely how -- to use a photo, journalists and editors contemplate these and other questions: Is it an important news story? Is the image relevant to the story? Does it enhance the story?
Would you publish this photo?
Yes. The photo documents an important scene and engages viewers on the issues at hand.
No. The photo is too graphic to use.