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    Damascus, Syria
    August 13, 2012

    Austin Bennett Tice was kidnapped in Damascus, Syria on August 13, 2012. Austin was a freelance journalist and photographer for a variety of news organizations including CBS, The Washington Post, and The McClatchy Company. Austin was kidnapped while reporting in Daraya, a Damascus suburb.

    Austin has a scar below his left nipple and a metal plate in his jaw. Austin has the following tattoos: an Eagle on the left side of his back; a tribal band on his left arm from his shoulder to his mid-bicep; and a barbed wire band on his right arm.

    Date(s) of Birth Used: August 11, 1981 Hair: Brown
    Place of Birth: Plano, Texas Eyes: Brown
    Height: 187 cm (6'2")
    Weight: 88 kg (195 pounds) Sex: Male
    Build: Medium Race: White
    Occupation: Freelance photo journalist
    Citizenship: United States
    Photograph taken in July 2012 Photograph taken in August 2012