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Military Returns Confiscated Video Tape to AP

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The U.S. military returned a videotape and digital camera memory card that American soldiers had confiscated from an Associated Press Televison News cameraman. The tape and card were taken without explanation at the scene of an insurgent attack against the Polish ambassador in Baghdad. At the time, a military spokesman justified the seizure by saying that Iraqi law makes it illegal to photograph the aftermath of bombings or other attacks, but other news organizations shot video and still photographs at the scene without incident. (10/4/07)