Iconic Image Bled To Sell Newspapers.
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Well it's not the first time the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph has been exploited in an ad, and it most certainly won't be the last (Icon exploitation is the American way! Much easier than coming up with an original idea.). FYI, Die Burger (The Citizen) is a daily Afrikaan language paper from South Africa. The image disgusts me; but not nearly as much as the death of 4,000 American men and women in the utterly useless Iraq War does. You? (image via)
update: climatechallenge also exploits the image in their masthead logo. thanks to Hillary Blackerby for the tip. for those of you who don't know, half of the men pictured in the original Iwo Jima photo were later killed in the battle for the island.)