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    This Journalist Shared His Incredible X-Ray After He Was Shot In The Neck

    He's recovering well – and got to keep the bullet.

    Australian journalist Adam Harvey was shot in the neck on Thursday while covering a conflict in the Philippines.

    Thanks everyone - I'm okay. Bullet is still in my neck, but it missed everything important.

    Harvey, who is the South East Asia correspondent for the Australian national broadcaster the ABC, was in Marawi covering a battle between ISIS militants and the Philippines military.

    He was wearing a flak jacket and helmet and standing in what was considered a "safe zone" when he was hit.

    After the news of his injury broke, Harvey tweeted "I'm okay", posting a picture of his bandaged neck.

    He then kept people updated on his injury – including posting this incredible X-ray, showing the bullet lodged in his neck.

    Harvey was flown to Manila and underwent surgery to remove the bullet – which stopped 1cm from his carotid artery.

    An update: I've been flown to Manila for surgery to remove the bullet. Doc glanced at X-Ray and said 'M-16'. They know their slugs here.

    In a statement, the ABC said Harvey is doing well and his recovery is expected to take a few days.

    What a legend - Dr Emmanuel Ibay - spent an hour teasing bullet from my neck. It stopped 1cm from the carotid arter…

    He's keeping the bullet, too.

    Lane Sainty is the editor of BuzzFeed News in Australia and is based in Sydney.

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