Photojournalist Steve McCurry Recalls ‘Chaos’ at the Stade de France During Paris Attacks

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Photojournalist Steve McCurry Recalls ‘Chaos’ at the Stade de France During Paris Attacks

Photojournalist Steve McCurry Recalls ‘Chaos’ at the Stade de France During Paris Attacks

Famed photojournalist Steve McCurry was one of 80,000 people inside the Stade de France watching a France-Germany friendly on Friday, November 13th, 2015. Twenty minutes into the match, three suicide bombers detonated explosive vests just outside of the national stadium as one part of a string of ‘highly coordinated’ terrorist attacks across Paris, France.
McCurry, most known for his 1984 National Geographic portrait ‘Afghan Girl,’ spoke to CBS News on Saturday, recounting the ‘mayhem and chaos’ that unfolded.
In the two and a half minute interview, McCurry solemnly describes what was going through the mind of him and those around him. ‘We heard the explosions […] we thought it was part of some show […] and then we started to leave suddenly.’
An iPhone photo captured by McCurry during the France-Germany friendly
McCurry says that little by little people started receiving text message …

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