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The “Napalm girl” photo
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Trảng Bàng Napalm Attack
1972 06 08
"I love my scars. It reminds me where I come from." - Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Phan Thị Kim Phúc OOnt (Vietnamese pronunciation: [faːŋ tʰɪ̂ˀ kim fúk͡p̚]; born April 6, 1963), referred to informally as the girl in the picture and the Napalm girl, is a South Vietnamese-born Canadian woman best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph, titled "The Terror of War", taken at Trảng Bàng during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972.
The image, taken for the Associated Press by a 21-year-old Vietnamese-American photographer named Nick Ut, shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack.
She later founded the Kim Foundation International to provide aid to child victims of war.
Wikipedia, last update 2023.03.14.
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