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06/09/2014 12:05 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2014

Nick Ut On His 'Napalm Girl' Photograph, 42 Years Later

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Even 42 years later, Nick Ut can still remember June 8, 1972: The day he took the photo that changed his life.

"It was on Highway 1 by the Cambodian border," he told PEOPLE recently. When he took the photo, Ut was a young photographer with the Associated Press, covering the war that was destroying his native country.

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