Even the organizers said this was not to be politicized... so why this paper or AFP chose a gun barrel in a menacing form to show the runners as if they are under a gun???
To be sure this gun is carried by a PA-Palestinian Police, this needs to be cleared up ! NOT by an Israeli.
I condemn the use of this photo, and ask for it's immediate REMOVAL from this article. The media has no right to perpetuate the conflict, even when something as positive as a Marathon is taking place, and try to ruin it by injecting a political angle !!!!