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A crowd of 200 stood around the monument in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, waiting for the Columbus Day ceremonies to begin. Just as someone was about to start the speechmaking, shots rang out a few blocks away. Reporters and cameramen raced toward the sound. They found a badly wounded holdupman who had tried to rob a store; an hysterical girl who had helped him; a dozen policemen. . . .

Long before the ambulances arrived, Photographer William Eckenberg of the New York Times was scuttling back to his office with what he knew was...

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