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March 29, 2005

I WONDER WHY THIS A.P. STORY on the non-combat death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq features a picture of George and Laura Bush, who have nothing to do with the story?

I sat on this for a couple of hours, thinking that it was just a glitch, but the picture switched from one of Laura to one of George and Laura.

UPDATE: A reader who works at Yahoo!, where the story is hosted, emails:

In this particual case, the picture points to a Yahoo! slide show about the military, and that happens to be the first photo in the slide show. I don't think there was any intent here of kind of thing that I know what you're alluding to. It was a military story that linked to a military slide show, that's all. BTW, the photo is a Reuters pic on a AP story.

However, this one is a bit more ummm, well...you decide.

Purely accidental, I'm sure.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Hmm. The picture's different now.