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It was a fraction of a second that jolted Americans' view of the Vietnam War.A few feet away, Associated Press photographer Eddie Adams pressed his shutter.Taken during the North's surprise Tet Offensive, Adams' Feb. 1, 1968, photo showed the war's brutality in a way Americans hadn't seen before.It won Adams the Pulitzer Prize.After 50 years, the Saigon execution remains one of the defining images of the war.Instead, Loan fired, and Adams' photo froze prisoner Bay Lop's grimace as he was shot.At the AP's New York headquarters, photography director Hal Buell saw the image emerging from the radio-based system used to transmit photos at the time.Adams, who died in 2004, was more proud of his 1977 photos of people fleeing postwar Vietnam.
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