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An Indelible Image of War, 40 Years Later

The photo was flashed all round the world - and was associated with war, and the Vietnam War in particular.

As NPR reports, it is 40 years ago [1 February, 1968] that that now infamous photograph was taken:

"Forty years ago Friday, photojournalist Eddie Adams captured one of history's most memorable images. The 1968 photo of a South Vietnamese officer executing a Viet Cong guerrilla on a Saigon street helped change American opinion of the Vietnam War.

Adams won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph, showing Nguyen Ngoc Loan shooting a Viet Cong lieutenant at point-blank range. Adams, who died in 2004, was covering the war for the Associated Press."

See the photo here.


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