On Assignment: Taking Time Out to Heal

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Lens Blog – NYTimes.com says:

On Friday, from the American Hospital in Istanbul, Lynsey Addario sent the following message to Michele McNally, an assistant managing editor.

Hi just got to turkey and am in american hosp here. What a gigantic difference from pakistan! Its like I’ve spent the last five days in a cave! They have me strapped up in this figure 8 sling, trying to pull my bones apart. Doctors now are discussing surgery. Collar bones banging into each other and it is sooooooooo painful.

The Times is gathering a fund to give to the six children of the driver, Raza Khan, for whom he was the sole provider.