Here is Ashley Gilbertson, a photographer for the New York Times, talking about some of his (pretty stunning) images from Baghdad on MSNBC just now:










Here is the New York Times’ John F. Burns who between 2003 and 2007 reported extensively from Baghdad:











Same newspaper. Same city. Same rooftop-perch-stand-up-location (well, maybe). Same hair. Same facial hair. Same facial expression. Same accent (at least to this American ear). Same white button-down shirt. (The vest, Ashley! You forgot the vest! )

My colleague Clint, who first noted the resemblance as we were watching MSNBC this afternoon, wondered if the two ever went out on a story together…

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.