At Saipan in 1943, hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide rather than surrender to the Americans. As the Marines were clearing hiding Japanese from local caves, they found this infant, wedged face-down in the dirt, under a rock, nearly dead. One of the famous images of World War II, W. Eugene Smith's photo caught a rare moment of both brutality and gentleness that was unique in the annals of war photography.
Dong Tam, South Vietnam 1967: A wounded 9th division soldier, whose body was booby trapped by the Communists is helped to safety after the traps were removed. He was injured during fighting in the Mekong Delta area.
Lad with mother pushing from behind rolls cartload of possessions out of Uerdingen, Germany, moved out by allied military government seeking to prevent loss of life from shelling by Germans on other side of Rhine., 03/19/1945. National Archives.
Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.