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Six Most Iconic Photographs of History

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  1. “Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange: This photograph taken during the Great Depression in 1936 became an iconic image of the struggles of the era. It depicts a mother with her children, their faces etched with hardship and poverty. (Wikipedia)
  2. “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by Joe Rosenthal: This image captured during World War II shows American soldiers raising the flag on the island of Iwo Jima. The photograph symbolizes American victory and bravery during the war. (Wikipedia)
  3. “Tank Man” by Jeff Widener: This photograph taken during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China shows a man standing in front of a line of tanks. The image has become a symbol of peaceful resistance against oppression. (Wikipedia)
  4. “Earthrise” by William Anders: This photograph taken during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968 shows the Earth rising above the horizon of the moon. It is considered a powerful symbol of the fragility and beauty of our planet. (Wikipedia)
  5. “Afghan Girl” by Steve McCurry: This photograph taken in 1984 during the Soviet-Afghan War shows a young Afghan girl with haunting green eyes. The image has become a symbol of the plight of refugees and the human cost of war. (Wikipedia)
  6. Napalm Girl by Nick Ut: This photograph taken in 1972 during the Vietnam War shows (now Canadian) nine-ear-old Kim PhĂșc running naked from a napalm attack on her village. This image turned American sentiment against the war. This one image is often cited as the reason why the US gave up on continuing the fight. (Wikipedia)