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Freelancing in a war zone deadly business

Many of the first reports about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in remote Ukraine farmland came from freelancers. Noah Snider, reporting for CNN won praise from Anderson Cooper, who tweeted: "Great job by @NoahSneider describing crash site. Sensitively reported."

Freelance photojournalist Filip Warwick, based in the Ukraine, arrived at the scene before there were even separatist soldiers. He reported on the gruesome scene for the Sydney World Herald in Australia.

"It's a very grim sight out there," he told readers. "So many bodies are beyond recognition, and then there are one or two with barely a scratch and then other cases just bones."

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