Have a look at the image Reuters published.
It looks like an obvious phony, with some suspiciously repetitious architecture and tons of billowing smoke that seems to have been produced via copy & paste.
Why would a photographer ruin his career over something like that (especially under the assumption that finding smoking rubble in Beirut isn't difficult)?
No doubt the technology makes this type of fraud tempting, but how could Reuters have allowed this one to see the light of day when it looks so bad?
... and the old media takes one more step toward the destruction of that all-important reputation.
Turn back now.
Hat tip to Captain's Quarters.
Some might also find the following link interesting. CQ located a discussion group consisting of sports photographers where they discuss the photo.