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World Cup in focus (2)

Phil Coomes | 14:48 UK time, Thursday, 17 June 2010

As England prepare for their second match in the World Cup in South Africa I asked Denis Paquin, deputy director of photography at Associated Press, to explain their take on the unfortunate error by goalkeeper Robert Green in their first match against the USA.

Denis said:

"The intent of still photography has always been to tell the story with one image, so we rarely rely, or should, need multiple photos to get to the point.
"Occasionally, several photos are put together as a 'combo' to get the message across and better describe the moment.
"When England's Robert Green failed to hold on to the ball during the team's first match against the USA, the 'combo' went beyond the customary 'one best' to completely tell the story. The AP's four photos were some of the most used images from that match around the world."

Robert Green

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