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Journalist Marie Colvin remembered

1974 Oyster Bay High School yearbook photo of

1974 Oyster Bay High School yearbook photo of journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in a shelling attack in Syria on Feb. 22, 2012. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Award-winning American war reporter Marie Colvin, an East Norwich native who graduated from Oyster Bay High School, died in a shelling attack in Syria on Feb. 22, 2012.

Paul Wimmer of Smithtown kneels next to the
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Paul Wimmer of Smithtown kneels next to the coffin of Marie Colvin outside St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church in Oyster Bay. (March 12, 2012)

Rosemarie Colvin (R), mother of slain Times of
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Rosemarie Colvin (R), mother of slain Times of London correspondent Marie Colvin, comforts a family member after a funeral at St. Dominic's Catholic Church on March 12, 2012 in Oyster Bay.

Seetharams Sivam (C) and Varatharajah Suppiah (R) and
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Seetharams Sivam (C) and Varatharajah Suppiah (R) and other members of the Tamil American community hold signs of support after the funeral of Times of London correspondent Marie Colvin at St. Dominic's Catholic Church on March 12, 2012 in Oyster Bay.

Rose Marie Colvin is consoled outside St. Dominic's
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Rose Marie Colvin is consoled outside St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church for the funeral of her daughter, Marie Colvin, in Oyster Bay. (March 12, 2012)

The coffin of Marie Colvin leaves the Oyster
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The coffin of Marie Colvin leaves the Oyster Bay Funeral Home on Monday, March 12, 2012 in Oyster Bay.

Rupert Murdoch arrives at the Oyster Bay Funeral
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Rupert Murdoch arrives at the Oyster Bay Funeral Home to pay respects to the family of war correspondent Marie Colvin. (March 12, 2012)

Rosemarie Colvin, mother of journalist Marie Colvin who
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Rosemarie Colvin, mother of journalist Marie Colvin who was killed in a shelling attack in Syria, speaks about her daughter at home in East Norwich. (Feb. 22, 2012)

Photograph of an undated family painting of journalist
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Photograph of an undated family painting of journalist Marie Colvin and her siblings, nieces, nephews and mother.

Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin in a 2004 photo
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Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin in a 2004 photo released for the New York premiere of the film "Bearing Witness" at the Tribeca Film Festival. Colvin and her fellow foreign correspondent Janine DiGiovanni, along with photographer Molly Bingham, camerawoman Mary Rogers and producer May Ying Welsh, share their experiences from the front lines of the Iraq war in the film.

A file photo of journalist Marie Colvin in
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A file photo of journalist Marie Colvin in London. (March 11, 2008)

Undated family photo of journalist Marie Colvin who
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Undated family photo of journalist Marie Colvin who was based in London and was killed in a shelling attack in Homs, Syria. Feb. 22, 2012.

War reporter Marie Colvin, who was from East
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War reporter Marie Colvin, who was from East Norwich, had been a foreign correspondent for Britain's Sunday Times for the past two decades, making a specialty of reporting from the world's most dangerous places. She lost the sight in one eye during an ambush in Sri Lanka in 2001. Colvin was killed Feb. 22, 2012 by shelling in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. She was 56. Newsday's obituary for Marie Colvin

East Norwich native Marie Colvin, left, and French
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East Norwich native Marie Colvin, left, and French journalist Remi Ochlik, right, were identified by the French government as the two Western reporters killed in Syria on Feb. 22, 2012.

In this file photo dated Nov. 10, 2010,
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In this file photo dated Nov. 10, 2010, the Duchess of Cornwall speaks with journalist Marie Colvin, right, in London.

Marie Colvin of the British Sunday Times gives
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Marie Colvin of the British Sunday Times gives the address during a service at St. Bride's Church in London. (Nov. 10, 2010)

In this April 17, 2001 file photo, Sri
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In this April 17, 2001 file photo, Sri Lankan army medical staff examine journalist Marie Colvin at a field hospital in Vavuniya. Colvin, an award-winning American journalist working for Britain's Sunday Times newspaper was caught in the skirmish between Sri Lankan government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels near the northern town of Vavuniya.

An undated file photo of journalist Marie Colvin
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An undated file photo of journalist Marie Colvin from East Norwich.

1974 Oyster Bay High School yearbook photo of
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

1974 Oyster Bay High School yearbook photo of journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in a shelling attack in Syria on Feb. 22, 2012.

Rosemarie Colvin, mother of journalist Marie Colvin, speaks
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Rosemarie Colvin, mother of journalist Marie Colvin, speaks about her daughter at home in East Norwich. Colvin died in Syria, where she was covering the attacks on civilians by the government. (Feb. 22, 2012)

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