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Now that Photo Stream lets you delete pictures, I find myself frequently deleting pictures from both Photo Stream and the Camera Roll manually. Is there any way to easily delete the same picture from both locations at once?

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The iCloud FAQ states that:

Copies of Photo Stream photos you have saved to your Camera Roll on an iOS device, or imported into events in your iPhoto or Aperture library, will not be deleted when you delete photos from Photo Stream.

I guess it cant be done, at least officially.

Pictures in Photo Stream will be deleted after 30 days, though.

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Hmm... I have pictures in my Photo Stream that are way older than 30 days. – Senseful May 13 '12 at 17:24
Well, it should, as stated, in the iCloud FAQ: You should try reseting it, though. – Thecafremo May 14 '12 at 7:47
I believe the Photo Stream FAQ should be interpreted like so: Photos will be removed from the syncing back-end of Photo Stream after 30 days, making them unavailable for syncing. For photos that have synced, iOS devices will keep 1000 photos in their Photo Stream storage, while Macs will keep an unlimited number. – Dan J Oct 30 '12 at 20:12

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