World War II: The Kiss  No single picture from World War II -- in fact, arguably, no single 20th-century photograph -- is more famous than Alfred Eisenstaedt's "VJ Day in Times Square." In its spontaneity, energy, and abandon, the photograph of a sailor grabbing and kissing a passing nurse as news of Japan's surrender rockets around the globe encapsulates an entire country's response to the war's end. Of course, not everyone ran outside and kissed strangers on the mouth on August 14, 1945…

World War II: The Kiss No single picture from World War II -- in fact, arguably, no single 20th-century photograph -- is more famous than Alfred Eisenstaedt's "VJ Day in Times Square." In its spontaneity, energy, and abandon, the photograph of a sailor grabbing and kissing a passing nurse as news of Japan's surrender rockets around the globe encapsulates an entire country's response to the war's end. Of course, not everyone ran outside and kissed strangers on the mouth on August 14, 1945…

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