Chinese officials involved in a set of fake photos supposedly showing an endangered South China tiger have been sacked, state press said Sunday. The photographer behind the fabricated pictures, Zhou Zhenglong, a 53-year old farmer, has also been detained on suspicion of fraud, Xinhua news agency said, citing police in the northern Shaanxi province. The Shaanxi provincial government on Sunday confirmed earlier reports that the photos of the tiger, which has not been seen in the wild for decades, were fake.