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German AP photographer shot dead in Afghanistan

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An Afghan police commander on Friday shot dead a female German photographer working for the Associated Press on the eve of presidential elections, in an attack that left a Canadian colleague wounded, the news agency said. 

Afghan villagers use donkeys to transport election materials as they head back to their village along a country road high in the mountains of Shutul District in northern Afghanistan on April 4, 2014

The journalists were shot in their car in the Tanai district of Khost province, in the country's east, as they reported on distribution of ballot papers for the election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

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