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Violent Photo

September 23, 1990

Each and every day there is something brought to our overtaxed attention that reminds us that the world we inhabit is dangerous. There are wars and editorials about wars. Once in a while we need relief simply to prepare ourselves for the next telecast or newspaper headline. Realizing that you have a job to do in reporting reality, there remains the matter of propriety. The front-page photograph (Sept. 16) of a burning "Inkatha supporter" was absolutely horrible. It did not belong on the front page of The Times no matter how graphically it brought home the continuing slaughter in South Africa.

ROBERT T. BOWEN

Inglewood

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