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BC: Credits: Photo of Soldier http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1560203/60-year-mystery-of-VJ-day-kiss-at-an-end.html Photo of Afghani Girl http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/100best/storyA_story.html http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0311_020312_sharbat.html Photo of Kent State http://windward.hawaii.edu/facstaff/nuckols-j/Hist282.html Photo of Burning Monk http://www.thewitness.org/archive/mayjune2003/arbogast.html Photo of Caskets http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/23/iraq/main613365.shtml http://www.poststar.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/casket011.jpg

FC: Five Socially Significant Photographs Samantha Sabol

1: This is a photograph taken after the announcement of the end of WWII. This photo is very well known and is viewed as both a romantic shot (though the kiss was spontaneous and not totally welcomed by the nurse) as well as a showinf of the elation Americans felt at the close of the war and return of the soldiers.

2: This is a photo of a young Afghan refugee who for years was unknown though has been reunited and photographed again by the photographer of this photo. The world has been captivated by her eyes and the composition of the shot and her situation.

3: This is a photograph of Kent State University after a war protest that ended with a number of students being shot by police. This heightened tension in the US, especially between anti-war protesters and those for the war.

4: This is a photo of a protesting monk who set himself on fire to protest peacefully. This image understandably shocked the world. Very few people could ever willing set themselves on fire, let alone sit still during it. This showed the monks devotion to his cause and how far he would go to remain non-violent yet get his point across.

5: This a photo of flag drapped coffins of soldiers who died during the Iraq War. The photographer of this photo was fired and the picture caused controversy due to the sensitive nature of the photos, the fact that it was showing the human cost of the war and the lack of family involvement in the publishing of the photograph.

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