This iconic picture taken June 8, 1972, exactly 40 years ago, communicates without words the horrors of the Vietnam War. The naked 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, runs down from an explosion in her village, during the tail end of the Vietnam War.
Read the whole story below. Learn how the Associated Press photographer "Nick" Ut snapped the iconic image and saved the life of the little girl.
(Adapted from Huff Post...)