FACT: On 9 April 2003, the front page of the London Evening Standard carried an image that supposedly showed a large crowd of Iraqis in Baghdad celebrating the toppling of Saddam Hussein. But this image was a lie. The newspaper had used separate frames from the same BBC footage and cloned some areas and blurred others in order to make the crowd look larger than it actually was. Why?

The Standard claimed it was done was to remove BBC watermarks, but these always appear in the corner/bottom of any given image. Many of the alterations appear in the centre of this image. Even on this lousy print-out, you'll be able to see the strangely elongated arm of the man right in the middle of the picture.