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Today is VJ day. It is also remembered in Japan, amid controversy. Veterans, relatives of war dead and lawmakers crowded a controversial Tokyo war shrine Wednesday as Japan marked the anniversary of its World War II surrender. But with...

from TIME.com

The TIME Vault: 1955

In this and dozens of other, similar pictures made at New Yorks Penn Station in 1944, LIFEs Alfred Eisenstaedt captured a private moment repeated in public millions of times over the course of the war: a guy, a girl, a goodbye — and no assurance that hell make it back. By wars end, more than 400,000 American troops had been killed.