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Photo of Ruby shooting Oswald still resonates - starherald.com: Regional/Statewide

Photo of Ruby shooting Oswald still resonates

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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:00 pm

DENVER (AP) — Before Bob Jackson snapped one of the 20th century's most iconic news photos, the Dallas Times Herald photographer thought he had blown the chance of his career.

Two days before Jackson photographed Lee Harvey Oswald being shot to death in the basement garage of the Dallas police station — an image that would earn him the Pulitzer Prize and international recognition — Jackson missed documenting one of the most important events in U.S. history.

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