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National Geographic apologises for publishing fabricated image

The magazine is keen on seeing the world through readers' eyes and not through the tools of Photosho

The National Geographic magazine has apologised for publishing a photoshopped image in the "Your Shot" column of the February 2010 issue, Mediabistro reported Tuesday.

The US magazine carried a photograph by amateur photographer William Lascelles, which featured a dog with a military air show spectacle in the backdrop.

After several readers said that the photograph was a fake, the publication investigated further to discover that Lascelles had fabricated the picture.

Later, the photographer admitted that he had also fabricated a similar picture when senior photo editor Susan Welchman asked him to send the next photograph in the shooting sequence.