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Photo of fallen Yarnell firefighters stirs controversy

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This photograph from a Facebook page apparently shows the 19 dead Yarnell firefighters in body bags draped with the American flag. The firefighters died in the Yarnell Hill Fire on Sunday. 

Originally posted on a Facebook page with no comment and no credit, the Prescott Fire Department stated that they did not authorize its release. However it already has been shown over 1,000 times on Facebook, and has stirred debate about the appropriateness of posting such a photo.

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