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CNN.com has a brief story up about the ability of images to become icons, citing famous images such as Eddie Adams’ Viet Cong execution image and John Filo’s Kent State shooting photo. The news hook is the video of an Iranian woman from the recent protests.

(Thanks to Stephanie Jackson for the link.)

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One Comment

  1. Ahh… the power of symbols.
    America loves its symbols.
    The fall of the Saddam statue… taking advantage of the fall of the Berlin wall… etc.

    Perhaps this is precisely the “meddling” in other nations’ affairs that creates the animosity towards the U.S. (?)

    Our meddling with newsworthy symbolism makes US hated around the world.


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