Controversy increases over photo of NY subway death

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A front-page photo of a subway rider pushed onto the tracks drew criticism after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post, new sources reported.
A day after Ki-Suck Han was hit by an oncoming train, criticism arose over the photograph of the helpless man in the way of an oncoming train at the Times Square station, Associated Press reported.
"But the New York Post had every right to run the picture. This is what tabloids do -- milk tragedy for every ounce of emotional impact. No New York straphanger should have been surprised to see the photo," CNN reported.
The photo was shot for the Post by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi. Abbasi said he got the shot while running to the scene and firing off his camera. He hoped the flash would attract the attention of the train conductor, the Post reported (AP).
"No one would dispute that the story is newsworthy. It is, in fact, every New Yorker's nightmare," CNN reported.

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