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Pickett Knew Slain French Journalist

A French photographer who was killed Wednesday in Syria was a close friend and associate of Butte native Holly Pickett, she said in an email. Pickett, a freelance photojournalist living in Cairo, said she worked with Remi Ochlik in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Libya and one time the two had to run from gun fire. "He was very brave and very much wanted to cover these important stories," Pickett said Wednesday in an email from New York City, where she's working. "He cared very deeply for the people he photographed and for his other colleagues." Ochlik, 28, was killed in Homs when Syrian forces bombarded the city/Nick Gevock, Butte Standard. More here. (In this photo by Niels Hougaard, Jyllands-posten, Holly Pickett is shown covering a revolution in Tunis, Tunisia)

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