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  • "Vietnam: The Real War," a collection of 58 photographs taken by the AP during the Vietnam war opened to the public in Hanoi on June 12, 2015, 40 years after the end of the war. This is the first time the collection is being exhibited in Vietnam. As fellow troopers aid wounded comrades, the first sergeant of A Company, 101st Airborne Division, guides a medevac helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties suffered during a five-day patrol near Hue, April 1968.
    Art Greenspon/AP Photo
  • Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, burns himself to death on a Saigon street June 11, 1963 to protest alleged persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government.
    Malcolm Browne/AP Photo
  • A napalm strike erupts in a fireball near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, 1966 during the Vietnam War.
    AP Photo
  • South Vietnamese troops, apparently joined by U.S. advisers, rest after a cold, damp and tense night of waiting in an ambush position for a Viet Cong attack that didn't come.
    Horst Faas/AP Photo
  • South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the National Police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop) on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive on Feb. 1, 1968.
    Eddie Adams/AP Photo
  • A U.S. air cavalryman lends a helping hand to an aged Vietnamese woman who grew tired as she and her neighbors were being resettled from their village to a refugee camp, Jan. 5, 1968.
    Dang Van Phuoc/AP Photo
  • South Vietnamese forces follow after terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after a napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places on June 8, 1972. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing.
    Nick Ut/AP Photo
  • Weary after a third night of fighting against North Vietnamese troops, U.S. Marines crawl from foxholes located south of the demilitarized zone in Vietnam, Sept. 24, 1966. The helicopter was shot down when it came in to resupply the unit.
    Henri Huet/AP Photo
  • Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., as he returns home from the Vietnam War, March 17, 1973.
    Sal Veder/AP Photo
  • A cargo net lifts refugees from a barge onto the SS Pioneer Contender for evacuation from the fallen city of Da Nang, Vietnam, April 1, 1975.
    Peter O'Loughlin/AP Photo