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See the doctored photo by Korean Central News Agency(top) and a photo of the same area by Kyodo News. Red circles added.(Credit: the NYTimes, Korean Central News, Kyodo News)

TIME magazine disclosed in a Dec. 30 blogpost that it published the now-known-to-be doctored photo from Kim Jong Il’s funeral procession.

As we wrote Dec. 29, the New York Times unpublished the same photo from its website Dec. 28 after learning the photo was doctored to  remove a group of people from the image. Reuters, Agence France Presse and European Pressphoto Agency all released the photo originally and sent out kill notices after learning of the Photoshop.

TIME‘s international picture editor Patrick Witty explained that it included the photo in its Jan. 9 issue and didn’t receive European Pressphoto Agency’s kill of the photo until after its deadline.

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