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Iranian Photo-Journalist Shahrokh Hatami Dies At Age 89

Famed Iranian photo-journalist Shahrokh Hatami, who begin his career as a journalist for an Iranian newspaper, has died in France at age 89.

Hatami’s partner, actress Francine Carpon, told the AFP news agency on November 25 that he died from "pulmonary insufficiency at Auxi-le-Chateau" in northern France.

Hatami has covered events as diverse, from major geopolitical events such as the 1979 Iranian Revolution to the cultural phenomenon of the Beatles in Liverpool at the start of their career in 1963.

Hatami born in Tehran in 1928. He began as a reporter for a Tehran newspaper before switching to photography in 1950.

Based on reporting by AFP and La Patilla