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Photojournalists represent a small percentage of the 50,260 photographers employed in the United States. They work for broadcast, print, or online publications or as self-employed freelance photojournalists. Photo agencies and news organizations such as the Associated Press purchase photos from freelance photojournalists to use in print and online publications. Some photojournalists work on staff for newspapers, magazines, or other print publications. Television networks also hire photojournalists to help illustrate breaking stories.

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