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Legendary Vietnam War photographer Nick Ut to close lens on distinguished career

The AP photojournalist is best known for the 'napalm girl' photo.

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Photojournalist Nick Ut, best known for his Vietnam War “napalm girl” photo, will retire later this month after 51 years working with the Associated Press.

The news organization confirmed his retirement on Monday, describing Ut's as "one of the most prominent careers in photojournalism."”

Huynh Cong Ut, as the photographer is officially known, owns a portfolio of famous images, and the most stunning of all is the black and white image of a terrified girl running naked and screaming after being burned in a napalm attack on June 8, 1972.

“I cried when I saw her running,” Ut once told an AP reporter."If I don't help her - if something happens and she dies - I think I'll kill myself then," said Ut, who set aside his camera and helped bring the girl and the another victim to the hospital.He's 21 years old.

Officially named "The Terror of War", the photograph won its author the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.

It has become one of the most recognizable photographs in the world and, according to historians, was the main inspiration for the anti-war movement.

Facebook received a lot of criticism when it removed a favorite photo from several accounts last September, including one of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, on the grounds that it violated Facebook's restrictions on photos. naked.

The photo was quickly restored and Facebook said it would learn from the mistake."These are difficult decisions and we don't always get them right," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a letter to the prime minister.

Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the girl in the photo, is now a 54-year-old wife and mother living in Canada, and is a close friend of Ut.

Photojournalist Nick Ut and Kim Phuc (L) in Cologne, Germnay in front of a screen showing his iconic 1972 photograph of Phuc running from a napalm attack. Photo by Reuters/Ina Fassbender

Ut asked for a job as a photographer at AP after his brother, an AP reporter, was killed during an assignment in 1965, according to the AP report.

He was hired in January 1966 at the age of 15.He became a combat photographer two years later after capturing images of an attack near his home.

He kept the name Nick Ut in honor of his colleague Henri Huet, who nicknamed him after others in the office had trouble calling him by name.Huet died in 1971 after volunteering to take Ut's place on a mission in which the helicopter he was piloting was shot down.

Ut now lives in Los Angeles, and told AP that he plans to spend his retirement helping to take care of his grandchildren and taking more photos.

“I will take pictures until I die,” he said.“My camera is like my doctor, my medicine.”

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