Joe Rosenthal, the photographer who took the iconic photo of US Marines raising the American flag over Iwo Jima during a bloody battle with the Japanese, has died at the age of 94.
There is no evidence that the photo was staged, as some have claimed. The Marines in the photo were replacing a smaller flag that had been planted earlier.
The photo is the basis for a memorial to Marines, across the river from Washington.
Update: Harold Evans at Comment is Free has some thoughts about the significance of Joe Rosenthal’s photo. (Hat tip: Tom.)