Editor quits over faked Tibetan antelope photo

The chief editor of a Chinese newspaper resigned on Monday, state media reported, after it emerged that one of its photographers had faked a prize-winning photograph of endangered Tibetan antelopes passing unperturbed beneath an overpass of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

The photograph, by Liu Weiqiang and published by the Daqing Evening News, showed more than 20 antelopes roaming beneath the railway, which opened in July 2006.

The fake was exposed by internet users on a photography forum earlier this month, the report said.

"I’ve carefully read through all the Internet postings about the picture, which I’m ready to say, was modified with Photoshop software," China Daily quoted Liu as saying.

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