Thursday, 11 July 2013
Shocking footage has captured the moment an Egyptian photographer filmed his own death through his lenses. The grainy footage shows an Egyptian solider aiming and shooting at Ahmed Samir Assem, before the film goes black. The 26-year-old photojournalist was shot dead on Monday as he took photos outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo, where some believe the ousted president Mohamed Morsi is being held. He was one of at least 51 people killed when security forces opened fire on a large crowd that had camped outside. Mr Assam, a freelance photographer was working for Egypt’s Al-Horia Wa Al-Adala newspaper.