1972 'Napalm Girl' escorts Ukraine refugees to Canada
Poland Canada Ukraine Refugees FILE - 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, runs with her brothers and cousins, followed by South Vietnamese forces, down Route 1 near Trang Bang after a South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on its own troops and civilians, June 8, 1972. Known as the girl in the 1972 Vietnam napalm attack photo, Phan Thị Kim Phuc flew aboard an NGO plane from Warsaw on Monday accompanying almost 240 refugees from the war in Ukraine on a flight to safety in Canada. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) (Nick Ut)WARSAW, Poland — (AP) — Phan Thị Kim Phuc, the girl in the famous 1972 Vietnam napalm attack photo, on Monday escorted 236 refugees from the war in Ukraine on a flight from Warsaw to Canada. Kim, 59, a Canadian citizen, said she wants her story and work for refugees to be a message of peace. AP photographer Nick Ut took the Pulitzer Prize-awarded photo of Kim and other children fleeing a napalm attack in south Vietnam in June 1972.wftv.com
Kim Phuc, ‘Napalm girl’ from Vietnam War photo, gets final burn treatment
On Tuesday, Phuc, 59, received her final burn treatment at the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, People reported. Phuc told WFOR-TV that she has received 12 treatments after suffering severe pain because of her burns. Vietnam War's 'Napalm Girl' Kim Phuc Receives Final Burn Treatment 50 Years Later https://t.co/XIv6qUbfHw — People (@people) June 30, 2022Now, she will only need minor laser treatments to complete her recovery, according to WFOR. “I’m really so happy to see her, we’re like family now,” Ut told WTVJ. “I wish everyone learning how to live with love, hope and forgiveness and if everyone can learn to live like that we don’t need war at all,” Phuc told the television station.wftv.com
50 years later, 'Napalm Girl' speaks out about Vietnam War image that shocked the world and the photographer she credits with saving her life
Fifty years after "Napalm Girl," photographer Nick Ut and subject Kim Phuc discuss their lifelong bond and the controversies around the iconic photonews.yahoo.com
Retired AP photographer Ut gives pope 'Napalm Girl' photo
(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (Gregorio Borgia)VATICAN CITY — (AP) — Retired Associated Press photographer Nick Ut met Wednesday with Pope Francis and gave him a copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down the road after a napalm attack. “He looked at the picture and remembered her right away,” Ut told AP in the piazza moments after the encounter. Kim Phuc said she wasn’t sure Francis would remember her, given the hundreds of people he meets every day. “Then I picked her up, put her in the van and I brought her to the hospital.”Ut later became a AP photographer based in Los Angeles, photographing A-list celebrities until he retired from the news agency in 2017. Recalling the horror of that day, Kim Phuc said that 50 years ago she was known to the world only as a victim of war.wftv.com
New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and 'Star Trek' spin-off
(Paramount+/Netflix/Netflix via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. And star Anthony Ramos, Noveck wrote, "eases into leading-man duties with warmth, humor and charm." Ut gets the chance to tell his own story in "From Hell to Hollywood," available on VOD starting Oct. 26. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Ed Sheeran always equals something interesting. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— It's a wild ride for the young alien outcasts who swipe a starship in the Paramount+ animated series "Star Trek: Prodigy," debuting Thursday with a hour-long episode on the streaming service.wftv.com
Full Buck Moon to rise this week; may have red hue
Full moon FILE PHOTO: The Full Buck Moon, or Fully Hay Moon, will rise this week. It could have a red hue due to wildfires in the west. (Nick Ut/AP)The full moon that is scheduled to be seen for July is almost ready to rise. It also is called the Full Hay Moon since it’s time for farmers to cut and cure hay to prepare for winter. No matter the name, the moon may have a red appearance this year due to wildfires burning in the Western U.S., CBS News reported.wftv.com
Myanmar's searing smartphone images flood a watching world
The world is watching violent events unfold in Myanmar for many reasons, but perhaps one above all: because it can. Video captured by people running toward chaos and away from it. The world is watching violent events unfold in Myanmar for many reasons, but perhaps one above all: because it can. And then much of the world forgot about Myanmar for nearly a generation. After all, they were the ones who had the infrastructure and support to transmit their images to the wider world.
Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON – His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. Trump kept out of sight in a nearly empty White House as impeachment proceedings played out at the heavily fortified U.S. Capitol. There were lawyers, White House messaging meetings, and a media blitz run by allies on conservative television, radio and websites. But there was no effort from the White House to line up votes in the president’s defense. Trump watched much of the day's proceedings on TV from the White House residence and his private dining area off the Oval Office.