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Suicide Car Bombers

The Observer (U.K) and The N.Y Times did pieces on a suicide car bombing in Baghdad. The Times was much more accurate with numbers in the lead and throughout the story. Also, they included attribution in the lead, unlike the Observer. The Times also made good use of witness testimony. The Observer chose an angle that focused on a U.N perspective, while The Times showed a strong focus on al-Qaeda. The pictures in the Times were also more effective because they showed the wreckage and wounded, crying people. The Observer just showed a car ablaze.