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RIP Malcolm Browne – he captured Quang Duc burning to death in Vietnam (photos)

by | 28th, August 2012

RIP Malcolm Browne, Associated Press correspondent in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Browne was the photographer who took the picture of Buddhist monk Quang Duc’s self-immolation on a Saigon street June 11, 1963. The image shocked the Kennedy White House into a re-evaluation of its Vietnam policy.  Browne’s photo shone a light on human suffering. Today, 24/7 rolling news is the obsession. But a single well-made photograph endures. These pictures are shocking:

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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1963 file photo, Malcolm Browne, Saigon correspondent for the Associated Press, poses in front of his photo of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk's fiery suicide after the image was selected as the world’s best news picture of the year at the Seventh World Press Photo contest in The Hague, Netherlands. Browne, acclaimed for his trenchant reporting of the Vietnam War and the famous photo that shocked the Kennedy White House into a critical policy re-evaluation, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo, File)

 

 



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