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Sunday, October 25, 2015

So hoping she gets relief from her pain

Laser treatment could end pain for iconic ‘napalm girl’: 'Napalm girl' Kim Phuc has a chance to heal her burns with laser treatment, accompanied by the man who captured iconic Vietnam War photograph.
In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972.

Reunited with photographer, Nick Ut - the man who made her suffering the indelible image of the Vietnam War and helped turn the tide of public opinion in the United States - she has traveled to America.

Now she has a new chance to heal - a prospect she once thought possible only in a life after death.
The girl in the picture (an interview with Kim Phuc)

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