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Photographer dies after suffering head injury during riots in Tunisia

Jan. 18 UPDATE: Lucas Dolega's family confirmed yesterday that he had died of his injuries. "Lucas, a French photojournalist, died carrying out his passion and his job as a result of an injury inflicted by a blow to his head from a tear gas canister on Friday, Jan 14," his family said in a statement.

UPDATE: Family corrects misinformation to say that Dolega is in critical condition.

Read more here, and see more of Lucas Mebrouk Dolega's work below.

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Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, 32, seen in this March 13, 2008 photo, has died, Jan. 16, after sustaining a head injury from a tear gas canister on Friday while covering the street protests in Tunisia. Dolega, a Franco-German photographer, was in Tunis working for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) covering the street protests which lead to ouster of Tunisia's president.

Lucas Dolega / EPA

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in Tunis, Tunisia, Jan. 14, after Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's address to the nation. Reports state that Ben Ali said he would not seek another term in office and ordered police to stop firing on protesters as he sought to quell mounting unrest. The 74-year-old leader also admitted that he had mishandled a spreading wave of unrest and promised democratic reforms. Ben Ali also made clear that his forces should no longer use lethal force against demonstrators, after rights groups said at least 66 people had been killed.

Lucas Dolega / EPA

Models are seen backstage before the Fatima Lopes Ready to Wear Fall-Winter 2010/2011 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, March 2, 2010.

Lucas Dolega / EPA

Demonstrators show the victory sign through the window of a police bus after being arrested at the end of a protest against the pension reforms in in Paris, France, Oct. 28, 2010. Opponents of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform are staging another day of nationwide strikes and demonstrations, one day after the French parliament passed the measure.