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American soldiers raise flag on Iwo Jima volcano

February 23, 1945: US flag raised over Iwo Jima – and an iconic image of World War II is born

A photograph of six US marines raising the Stars and Stripes over the Pacific island of Iwo Jima became one of the most famous images of the Second World War.

 
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