Video: Yemeni cameraman films himself being wounded
September 20, 2011 12:29 PM ET
New video from The Telegraph
shows Yemeni journalist Hassan al-Wadhaf's footage of being hit
in the face by
sniper fire during protests in Sana'a. Al-Wadhaf, who is in critical condition,
works for the Arabic Media Agency.
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