Agence France-Presse (AFP) has retracted a photo of Iranian missile tests published this morning, stating the image had been ‘apparently digitally altered’ by Iran’s state media, the New York Times’ Lede section reports.
It was too late for the print editions of the LA Times, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune and others, who ran the pic on the front page, and for the BBC, New York Times and Yahoo News websites.
Below – spot the difference between 1) the AFP’s image…
…and 2) an image later obtained by the Associated Press:
According to the Lede’s report, the agency said the fourth missile may have been added to mask a grounded missile that failed to launch during the test.