Iconic Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo Turns 70

The iconc World War II photo was taken by Joe Rosenthal.

— -- One of the most iconic war photos in history turns 70 this year as we mark the anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima.

The photo by then fairly unknown Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal of the American flag being raised atop Mt. Suribachi won a Pulitzer Prize and was quickly reproduced on stamps and monuments.

The battle of Iwo Jima is remembered through this photo for the victory and heroism of the American troops that fought, and so many that lost their lives for their country.