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It’s August 14th 1945, one of the most memorable days in contemporary history. In a world without the immediacy of today’s media, more than two million people gathered in front of The New York Times offices waiting for the confirmation of the end of the war. Once it was confirmed, a contagious joy spread throughout the place. That day, Alfred Eisenstaedt was roaming the avenue: “I saw a sailor running along the street grabbing any and every girl in sight. Whether she was a grandmother, stout, thin, old, didn't make a difference. I was running ahead of him with my Leica looking back over my shoulder but none of the pictures that were possible pleased me. Then suddenly, in a flash, I saw something white being grabbed. I turned around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse.” In few seconds, the photographer of Life magazine gave humankind an image, or rather a testimony, of the end of the Second World War.
V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1945) .

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