A reader familiar with the Star Tribune’s online operation writes regarding “A mysterious error at the Star Tribune.” He provides the following background supplementing John’s spadework at the end of the linked post:
We push wire stories to all our affiliates and customers, so this AP photo must have originated from our “newsroom.”
At 06/16/07 17:41:54 the picture came through with the default caption set to:
Palestinians run as they try to cross to the Israel side at the Erez Crossing, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 16, 2007. Dozens of Palestinians converged on the Erez crossing with Israel on Saturday, trying to leave the Gaza Strip following Hamas’ takeover. At the same time, hundreds of people looted police positions on the Palestinian side of Erez, and at one point Israeli troops fired in the air to keep the crowd at bay. The looters walked off with furniture and scrap metal. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Another version of it came through at 06/16/07 19:21:49 with no change in the caption.
The images are not currently being used anywhere on their website, but are active and available.