Johanna Hankonen

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Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. Since then, Kim has found peace and runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.

Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with Napalm in June of She now runs The Kim Foundation International, and acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.

A Japanese woman awaits treatment, her back scarred by the patten of the dress she was wearing when the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Since white colors repelled the bomb’s heat and dark colors absorbed it, fabric designs were burned into the skin.

”The patient’s skin is burned in a pattern corresponding to the dark portions of a kimono worn at the time of the explosion.” Atomic bomb survivor (Image from the National Archives)

Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb was dropped on their city, Hiroshima, 1945

Yoshito Matsushige, Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb was dropped on their city, Hiroshima, August 1945

BOMB DROPPED ON HIROSHIMA JAPAN on August 6, 1945 (shadow left by a Hiroshima citizen who had been working at 8:15 when the bomb was dropped)

BOMB DROPPED ON HIROSHIMA JAPAN on August 1945 (shadow left by a Hiroshima citizen who had been working at when the bomb was dropped) Creepy, surreal and devastating.

The "shadow" of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, 1945.

The shadow of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps after the 1945 atomic bomb. The stone immediately behind the victim was shielded slightly. The rest got washed out by the radiation like when done gets bleached by the sun.