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The work of photographer Remi Ochlik, killed in Syria

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Fighters believed to be pro-government mercenaries and snipers are captured by rebel fighters in the Tripoli neighborhood of Abu Slim during the final resistance of Gadhafi loyalist forces, on Sept. 25, 2011.

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An undated portrait of Remi Ochlik.

French photographer Remi Ochlik was killed on Wednesday in the besieged Syrian city of Homs when shells hit the house where he was staying with a group of journalists. Marie Colvin, an American writer for the U.K.'s Sunday Times newspaper, was also killed.  Several others were injured.

 Just 28 when he died, Remi Ochlik had been photographing in conflict zones since 2004, when he covered the violent unrest in Haiti surrounding the downfall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 

The resulting work won an award for young reporters at the Visa pour l'image photojournalism festival. Jean-François Leroy, director of the festival, expressed his admiration for the work of Ochlik, then barely out of his teens.

"He worked alone, like one of the greats" Leroy said at the time. "Voilà. Photojournalism is not dead."

Ochlik went on to photograph student riots in Paris and the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he returned to Haiti in 2010 to document the cholera epidemic and presidential elections.

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Tunisians protest against President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis on Jan. 14, 2011.

In the past year Ochlik's work was focused on the Arab Spring. He photographed the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions and the uprising and war in Libya.

Ochlik received his highest accolade less than two weeks before he died when he won a first prize at the World Press Photo awards for a series of photos on the battle for Libya.

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Anti- and pro-Mubarak protesters clash in the streets of Cairo, Egypt, on Feb. 2, 2011.

President Bashar Assad's crackdown on protests against his rule killed 5,400 people in 2011 alone, according to the United Nations. The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders have documented the deaths of at least four Syrian journalists in the conflict. 

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An undated image shows French photojournalist Remi Ochlik at work in Egypt.