Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, killed in Afghanistan, captured some truly iconic photographs

The young photographer had captured some heartbreaking and some deeply moving photos which don't require any words and stand witness to these turbulent times

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Reuters's employee and Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed in the clashes in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Afghanistan while reporting on Thursday night. He was riding along with the Afghan Special Forces, and had been reporting on their operations against Taliban in the region.

Siddiqui graduated with a degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He had a degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia in 2007.

He started his career as a television news correspondent, switched to photojournalism, and joined Reuters as an intern in 2010.

Sidiqqui had posted his experiences in Afghanistan through his Twitter handle as recently as July 13:

Sidiqqui captured some terrific and iconic moments in the last decade, which don't require any words and these photos stand witness to the turbulent times and agony of common man. Here are some unforgettable and deeply moving pictures clicked by him:

Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @StutiNMishra
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @StutiNMishra

Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @khanthefatima
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @khanthefatima
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @khanthefatima
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @khanthefatima

Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @StutiNMishra
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ @StutiNMishra
A crematorium during the second wave of COVID-19 in India
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Migrant workers leaving for their villages during the lockdown

Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
The agony and helplessness of common man during the deadly second wave of COVID-19 can't be expressed better than this photo
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
The anti-CAA protests

Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Anti-CAA protests
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/
Photo Courtesy: https://www.danishsiddiqui.net/

Photo Courtesy: Twiiter/@ShaliniNair13
Photo Courtesy: Twiiter/@ShaliniNair13
Rohingya woman
Photo Courtesy: Twiiter/@ShaliniNair13
Photo Courtesy: Twiiter/@ShaliniNair13
The Delhi Riots

All photographs were taken by Danish Siddiqui as a photojournalist with Reuters. They have been widely shared on Twitter and have been picked from the social media platform.

Tributes poured in for the photojournalist on the social media:

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Published: 16 Jul 2021, 2:56 PM