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Ray Of Light On Dog Rescued In Iraq

Your heartstrings are about to be played like a fiddle. This is Hero, a dog rescued in Iraq by Army Specialist Justin Rollins. Shortly after saving Hero, Rollins was killed by a roadside bomb. Here now is the unlikely story of how this picture, which was not Photoshopped, came to pass.

Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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