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Newseum Honors Journalists Killed In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine

The Newseum June 8 memorialized 14 journalists killed while working in 2014, including four who met their deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Ukraine.

The journalists were added to the News museum's memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

Among those honored were Associated Press reporter Anja Niedringhaus, 48, who was killed at a security checkpoint in Afghanistan, and Nils Horner, 51, who was shot in the head while on his way to conduct an interview there.

Also memorialized was Irshad Mastoi, 34, who was killed when two gunmen burst into the offices of the Online International News Network in Pakistan.

Another honoree was Vyacheslav Veremiy, 32, who was shot when he stopped to film a group of armed masked men in Ukraine.

The honorees do not include all of the 17 journalists killed in Syria alone last year, several of them beheaded publicly by the Islamic State.

"What brings us to countries so far from home is often a real desire to understand the world around us," said Kathy Gannon, who was severely wounded in the attack that killed Niedringhaus.

Based on reporting by AP and