Rare photos taken shortly after his cancer operation are now available in Getty's archives
On July 31, 2004, Steve Jobs underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his pancreas. A few weeks later, he permitted Diana Walker, his favorite Time Magazine contract photographer, to shoot him in his Palo Alto home.
A selection of those photos have surfaced in Getty Images' archives, where they were discovered by allaboutstevejobs.com. On Monday they turned up in a series of higher-profile blogs, including, last night, Leander Kahney's Cult of Mac.
Update: Photo removed at the request of Getty Images. The photos are still available at Cult of Mac.
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