Contrary to popular opinion, the two in the picture were not lovers; the soldier was jubilantly planting kisses on women in Times Square Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/the-ten-most-iconic-photos-of-the-1940s/2/#5U81jBSeDgf1bjMQ.99
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five U. S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the U. S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WW II.It became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the U. S. as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.
Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in (Photographer: Charles C. Ebbets) I still can't believe this.
Tank Man, 1989 - The most iconic image of the Tiananmen Square massacre, this picture depicts the important “unknown rebel” standing in front of the tanks that threatened a peaceful protest in China. Jeff Widener snapped this image.