Photos: Xinhua and Photoshop

A poster on a Sohu blog writes about Xinhua’s use of image doctoring. Below are photos with translated commentary:

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Left: “Memorial tablet for soldiers who lost their lives in Papua New Guinea” (巴纽阵亡将士之灵位), from Xinhua
Right: Original tablet image, “Memorial tablet for Republic of China’s Armed Forces soldiers who lost their lives in Papua New Guinea” (中华民国国军于巴纽阵亡将士之灵位), from Taiwan Central News Agency. Other views of the tablet can be seen at BBC and Sina Taiwan.

Past Photoshop incidents have been more humorous. Captions, translated:

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Twins! 双胞胎

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Six legs. 六条腿

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Read also: Secret Behind Chairman Mao’s Image: Every Photo Had Been Retouched on CDT.

March 18, 2009 5:36 AM
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