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Phan Thi Kim Phuc, center right, wipes her eyes as she introduces Dr. My Le, who treated Kim Phuc in Vietnam two days after a napalm attack in Vietnam on June 8, 1972, to her two sons, Thomas, second from right, and Stephen Bui, right, during a reunion in Buena Park, Calif. on Saturday, June 2, 2012. It only took a second for Associated Press photographer Nick Ut to snap the iconic black-and-white image of her after the attack 40 years ago. It communicated the horrors of the Vietnam War in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of America's darkest eras. But beneath the photo lies a lesser-known story. It's the tale of a dying child brought together by chance with a young photographer. A moment captured in the chaos of war that would serve as both her savior and her curse on a journey to understand life's plan for her. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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