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Longtime Los Angeles Times photojournalist Gary Friedman dies at 62

Longtime Los Angeles Times photojournalist Gary Friedman dies at 62

Gary Friedman, a longtime photojournalist who over the decades covered presidential elections, Olympic games and the devastation of the 9/11 terror attacks for the Los Angeles Times, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 62.

Friedman, who died Wednesday in Los Angeles, had an expansive career, covering landmark moments such as the breakup of the Soviet Union and small yet tender stories of triumph, like his gripping photos of twin women who were conjoined at the head. The photos won a World Press Photo award in 1981.

A self-avowed eccentric, Friedman was...

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