From NYTimes.com: In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many
As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.
Doctored photo that was shown on major news sites:
The Iranian news agency originally released the 4 missile photo, but later released the three missile photo after the authenticity of the photo was called into question.
It seems that the Iranian’s doctored the photo to cover up the failure of one of the missiles to launch. There have been examples of altered photos showing up in the media, but this has to be one of the most blatant examples of such. The media’s going to have to be extremely diligent in sourcing photos and confirming authenticity.