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Bomb, camera, darkroom - 13 April 2015 
Exactly 30 years ago, on April 13, 1985, the Reuters News Pictures Service had been in existence for just a few weeks when a bomb destroyed its Paris bureau.

Regional Pictures Editor Mal Langsdon recalls the incident, which happened long before digital photography and the Internet. 
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March 27, 2015 
French police secure the scene after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985.... 
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French police secure the scene after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris 
French police secure the scene after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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April 13, 1985 
A view shows damages caused by a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank (L) near Le Monde newspaper... 
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A view shows damages caused by a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank near Le Monde newspaper headquarters... 
A view shows damages caused by a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank (L) near Le Monde newspaper headquarters (at rear) in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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March 27, 2015 
Police inspect the damage at the Israeli Leumi bank caused by a bomb explosion in Paris April 13, 1985.... 
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Police inspect the damage at the Israeli Leumi bank caused by a bomb explosion in Paris 
Police inspect the damage at the Israeli Leumi bank caused by a bomb explosion in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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April 13, 1985 
A firefighter inspects damages at a building after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris... 
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A firefighter inspects damages at a building after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris... 
A firefighter inspects damages at a building after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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March 27, 2015 
A view shows damages in the offices at the Reuters News Picture Service after a bomb explosion at the... 
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A view shows damages in the offices of the Reuters News Picture Service after a bomb explosion at the... 
A view shows damages in the offices at the Reuters News Picture Service after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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March 27, 2015 
A view shows a damaged 16S news photo transmitter inside the Reuters News Picture Service after a bomb... 
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A view shows a damaged 16S news photo transmitter inside the Reuters News Picture Service after a bomb... 
A view shows a damaged 16S news photo transmitter inside the Reuters News Picture Service after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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April 13, 1985 
Firefighters work at the scene after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985.... 
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Firefighters work at the scene after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris 
Firefighters work at the scene after a bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. Picture taken April 13, 1985 REUTERS/Staff 
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March 27, 2015 
A Reuters News Agency wire dispatch reports the early morning bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank... 
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A Reuters News Agency wire dispatch reports the early morning bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank... 
A Reuters News Agency wire dispatch reports the early morning bomb explosion at the Israeli Leumi bank in Paris April 13, 1985. Two bombs went off early today outside an Israeli owned bank and a government office causing extensive damage but no casualties police said. The offices of Reuters News Picture Service and United Press International located opposite the Leumi Bank were severely damaged in the first blast. Police later said the attack against the National Immigration Office was claimed by the left-wing urban guerrilla group Action Directe. REUTERS/Staff 
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