Danish TV Confuses Syria With A Video Game

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Danish TV Confuses Syria With A Video Game

  • 03/11/2013 03:48 PM EDT

A Danish TV station, looking for a way to illustrate the Syrian city Damascus, tossed up this image. Keen-eyed observers noticed that, while the image technically was a decpiction of Damascus, something was a bit off.

The image that the TV station used was not a photograph, but rather a screenshot from the 6-year-old video game "Assassin’s Creed." TV2 used the pic in a report on the ongoing violence in Syria. The screenshot from the game is Damascus, just Damascus as an artist imagined it looked 720 years ago.

Last year, the BBC flashed a “Halo” logo where the United Nations’ logo was meant to be.