First on YouTube: Stories Broken on Video-Sharing Site

YouTube Breaking News

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Cheap, portable video cameras and the video-sharing site YouTube have transformed news. More and more, the biggest news stories are seen first on YouTube.

For example, as the Arab Spring spread across the Middle East, revolutionaries posted videos on YouTube showing their advance on and taking of the capital city of Tripoli over the summer of 2011.

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YouTube Breaking News

PHOTO: It was a YouTube video of Neda Agan Soltan?s death that drew international attention to the 2009 Iranian election protests.
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'I AM NEDA'

It was a YouTube video of Neda Agha Soltan's death that drew international attention to the 2009 Iranian election protests.

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YouTube Breaking News

PHOTO: In a graphic video recorded by a bystander, 26-year-old Neda is shown dying after being shot.
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Blood in the Street

In a graphic video recorded by a bystander, 26-year-old Neda is shown dying after being shot.

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YouTube Breaking News

PHOTO: After millions of views, Neda?s became the most witnessed death in history, and her face became the symbol of the Iranian revolution.
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The Most Witnessed Death in History

After millions of views, Neda's became one of the most witnessed deaths in history, and her face became the symbol of the Iranian revolution.

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YouTube Breaking News

Shooter in Oslo

When a gunman attacked a youth camp on the small Norwegian island of Utoya in July, some of the victims recorded video of the attack and the aftermath, and later posted the clips to YouTube.

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YouTube Breaking News

Japan Tsunami

When news of the tsunami in Japan reached America, millions of Americans went straight to YouTube to witness the disaster. Several homemade videos were recorded and posted on YouTube to show the world sensational eyewitness footage.

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YouTube Breaking News

PHOTO: When tornadoes struck Joplin, Mo. on May 22, 2011, YouTube gave storm chasers a media outlet, allowing millions to view their footage of the communities? devastation.
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Joplin Twisters

When tornadoes struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, YouTube gave storm chasers a media outlet, allowing millions to view their footage of the communities' devastation.

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