Probably one of the best papers on news reporting, the Wall Street Journal recently found and published the identity of the photographer of a Pulitzer Prize-winning shot of an execution in Iran. Eleven men, condemned by a show trial with no evidence, were lined up at an airport. What looks like irregular soldiers armed with G-3s crouched in front of them. And then they're shot, apparently in the chest, falling backward and collapsing behind the spot they were standing. The series of photographs shows one of the executioners putting a bullet in their heads afterwards.
Very disturbing images. One of those executed is apparently already in bad shape, and he's lying down when they shoot him. Dust flies up as the men collapse. They're standing there blindfolded, probably knowing what's about to occur but resigned to doing nothing but wait for it to happen.