Funeral Planned for Marie Colvin

    This is an undated image made available Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012  by the Sunday Times in London of Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin photographed in Tahrir square in Cairo.  The French government spokeswoman on Wednesday identified two Western reporters killed in Syria as  American war reporter Marie Colvin and  French photojournalist Remi Ochlik .   Colvin, from Oyster Bay, New York, had been a foreign correspondent for Britain's Sunday Times for two decades, reporting from the world's most dangerous places. She lost the sight in one eye in Sri Lanka in 2001 but did not let that deter her.(AP Photo/Ivor Prickett Sunday Times)

    Ivor Prickett, Sunday Times / AP Photo

    Services will be held next Monday in Long Island, New York, for slain journalist Marie Colvin, The Times of London correspondent who was killed in Syria last month. Colvin, 56, died along with French photographer Remi Ochlik as the two were covering the unfolding violence in the embattled city of Homs on Feb. 22. A wake will be held for Colvin, a longtime war reporter, on Saturday and Sunday before a funeral Mass on Monday, Mar. 12, at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Oyster Bay. Colvin’s death highlighted the worsening situation in Homs, which continues to fuel a heated debate on how Western nations should respond to the situation in Syria.

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