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[Photo] Raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945

Just stumbled across this on Twitter. A pretty iconic image: US marines raise the flag over the newly conquered Mt Suribachi on Iwo Jima, Japan - 23 February 1945

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Iwo Jima during the pre-invasion bombardment looking north with Mount Suribachi in the foreground 17 February 1945.

US Marines removing the first Mount Suribachi flag as the second flag was being raised Iwo Jima Japan 23 February 1945.

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I have always loved this photo. Despite the somewhat controversial story of its placements

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The First Flag Raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 23 February 1945. Marines of the 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division, hoist the U.S. flag on a piece of pipe, at about 1020 Hrs. after capturing the summit of Mount Suribachi. Holding the flagpole are Sergeant H.O. Hansen, Platoon Sergeant E.I. Thomas, and First Lieutenant H.G. Schrier. In the foreground Private First Class J.R. Michaels stands guard with an M-1 Carbine. Corporal C.W. Lindberg is behind him

Joe Rosenthal’s photo of Marines raising a US flag on Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 is one of the best-known images of the war.

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[Photo] Raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945

Raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945

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A view of the cemetery containing the dead of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th United States Marine Divisions on the island of Iwo Jima. Mount Suribachi is seen in the distance, looking from North to South. Following the war, families could have their loved one’s remains returned to the states for re-burial. All of the Marines buried here in this cemetery were removed and brought home before the island was turned back over to the Japanese government. However, many American remains are still on the…