Photo caption, or editorial?

January 12, 2004 21:14 by

A caption from a recent Reuters photo of Yassir Arafat:

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is pictured at a Fatah movement rally at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 8, 2004. Israel’s unilateral plan to absorb chunks of the occupied West Bank if peacemaking stays frozen leaves Palestinians little chance of salvaging their dream of a viable state. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

First of all, Sharon’s unilateral plan by no means ends hope for a viable Palestinian state in the future. But what is this editorializing doing in a photo caption anyway?

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