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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

V-J Day photo

On this day in history, August 14, 1945, one of the most iconic photos was taken in Times Square, NY:


Warms the heart, right?
The photograph, taken with a Leica IIIa, was published a week later in Life magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled Victory. (Wikipedia)
However, the official US celebration is not on this date. V-J Day is instead celebrated on September 2, the date of the formal signing of the surrender.
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