'Always Giving Us Hope': Friends, Family Remember Luke Somers

December 7, 2014 3:34 PM

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Luke Somers, 33, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped more than a year ago by al-Qaida, photographs a demonstration in Yemen in 2013. Somers and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue attempt, a raid President Obama said he ordered because of an "imminent danger" to the reporter.

American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was killed by al-Qaida militants in Yemen Saturday, was described by those who knew him as passionate, inspiring and committed to the Yemeni people.

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