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Iwo Jima

One of the most recognizable images from World War II was taken on January 23, 1945. After capturing Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, U.S. forces planted a giant American flag in the ground which has since become an enduring symbol of American patriotism and courage.

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