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Golf rained out; photographer makes an unscheduled stop

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Seoul photographer Jin-man Lee, in Japan for a PGA golf tournament, was heading back to the hotel on a shuttle bus after rain washed out the second day of the tournament. When he noticed a flooded street in an area east of Tokyo that had been hit hard by a recent typhoon, he reacted quickly, stopping the shuttle bus and leaping out into knee-high flood waters to shoot exclusive photos, video and, later, call in details for the print story. The images were used widely in Korea and Japan, including by major Japanese papers.

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Traffic navigates a street flooded by heavy rain in Narita, east of Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2019. – AP Photo / Lee Jin-man
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