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Iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing on V-J Day in Times Square, New York

Commemorating the Kiss Heard Round the World

The world changed on August 14, 1945. World War II was finally over after six long years. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was in New York City, where citizens and soldiers alike were buzzing with excitement and celebration about the end of the war. As he snapped photos of revelers in Times Square, he captured what would become one of the most iconic images of modern art.