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In 1945, Associated Press photojournalist Joe Rosenthal photographed six U.S. Marines raising an American flag at the top of Mount Suribachi in Japan following the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Through its circulation in the press, the image immediately became iconic, transforming from a photo of a minor battle to a symbolic representation of America's triumphs in World War II.
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