PANO – More than 50 photos about the Vietnam War are on display at a fortnight long exhibition, themed “Vietnam-The War Through Pictures”. The exhibition opened on June 11th in Hanoi by the Associated Press (AP), one of the largest US news agencies.

Addressing the ceremony, AP’s President and CEO Gary Pruitt stressed that the displayed photos, such “Napalm Girl” taken by Nick Ut in 1972, monk Thich Quang Duc burning himself in 1963 by Malcolm Browne, and other photos by veteran photographers Horst Fass and Henri Huet, reflecting the pain that Vietnamese people had suffered during the war, helped people across the world, especially the Americans, understand more about the Vietnamese people’s resistance war for national independence and freedom years ago.

Reporter Nick Ut said that the exhibition reminded him of his brother and those who had died while taking pictures during the Vietnam War.

After the exhibition, these photos will be presented to the Vietnam Military History Museum.

Here are some of the photos on display.

Delegates cutting the ribbons to open the exhibition
The photo of a 9-year-old girl being burned by a napalm bomb in 1972, reflecting the ferocity of the war. (Photo by Nick Ut)
Exhausted troops of the former Saigon administration after a battle in Ca Mau in August 1962. (Photo by Horst Faas)
Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnam's Chief of National Police, executing handcuffed prisoner Nguyen Van Lem, a suspected Viet Cong, in Saigon on February 1st, 1968. (Photo by Eddie Adams)

A woman mourning her husband who had been found among 47 dead bodies in a mass grave near Hue on April 11th, 1969. (Photo by Horst Faas)

Monk Thich Quang Duc burning himself on a street in Saigon on June 11th 1963, to protest the Saigon puppet administration. (Photo by Malcolm Browne)

A woman carrying her child running away from a raid by the U.S. marines on April 25th, 1965. (Photo by Eddie Adams)

Helicopters and troops of former Saigon government in a battle in March 1965 in Tay Ninh province. (Photo by Horst Faas)

A US paratrooper suffering terrible pain from the wound he received on May 19th, 1969. (Photo by Hugh Van Es)

Translated by Tran Hoai