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Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc is shown in this 1963 Pulitzer Prize winning photo by Malcolm Brown. Following this photograph, Duc: Died as a result of his self-immolation
81.2%
Died later from an unrelated illness
7%
Perished in the Vietnam War
2.3%
Survived and emigrated to China
4.8%
Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki's picture of 78 year-old runner Bill Iffrig after the Boston Marathon bombing ran on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Following the bombing, Iffrig: Suffered hearing loss, but continued to run in his 80s
79.1%
Succumbed to injuries suffered in the blast
6.9%
Quit running due to the stress of the incident
10.5%
Took up extreme snowboarding instead of running
2%
This 1989 photo by Jeff Widener (who was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) is one of five that shows 'Tank Man' in Tiananmen Square. What happened to 'Tank Man'? His fate is entirely unknown
75%
He was crushed by the tank
11.2%
He was shot by a tank driver
6.5%
He brought lunch to the soldiers
2%
John Dominis' 1968 photo of gold medalist Tommie Smith (published in Life Magazine) captured Smith's silent protest on the medal podium. After the Olympics, Smith: Taught and coached track at Oberlin College in Ohio
70.9%
Switched to baseball and led the A.L. in stolen bases
4.4%
Entered the military and served in the Vietnam War
15.8%
Served 4 terms as a Congressman from Texas
7.9%
Jack Ruby's killing of Lee Harvey Oswald was broadcast live on TV, but Robert Jackson's Pulitzer Prize photograph best captures the moment. Handcuffed to Oswald is Dallas detective Jim Leavelle. After Oswald's killing, Leavelle: Continued to work for the Dallas PD until retiring in 1975
69.7%
Left police work to become a Catholic priest
13%
Went to law school and defended Jack Ruby at trial
9.6%
Became a television news show ballistics expert
7.3%
Bob Beckwith, already retired 7 years from the FDNY, was at a hospital with his grandson (who had been hit by a car) when he learned of the 9/11 attacks. He rushed to the scene, and ended up in this famous scene with President Bush. After 9/11 he: Became active in raising funds for the NYC Firefighters burn center
63.6%
Returned to active duty as a member of the New York Fire Department
21.6%
Became active in political fundraising and planning major political events
6.1%
Ceased all activity, and lives in a Benedictine monastic order
2.5%
Dorothea Lange's iconic Great Depression photo 'Migrant Mother' (1936) showed Florence Owens Thompson and 2 of her 7 children. Owens: Re-married and moved to California
62.5%
Starved during the Depression
15.6%
Perished in an Oklahoma tornado
16.3%
Led a march on Washington
5.3%
Alfred Eisenstadt's 1945 'V-J Day in Times Square' was one of thousands of photos he took for Life Magazine. Later research suggests the woman is Greta Zimmer Friedman. She later worked as: A book restorer
59.4%
A sexual assault investigator
11.1%
An astronaut
1.9%
A Life Magazine photographer
21.9%
17 year-old busboy Juan Romero, who had met RFK the day before bringing food to his hotel room, cradles Kennedy's head in Bill Eppridge's famous photograph of the assassination. After the shooting, Romero: Settled in San Jose, working as a concrete paver
58.2%
Purchased the ambassador hotel and tore it down
3.4%
Returned to his childhood home in Mexico
19.4%
Ran for Congress in California's 43rd district
15%
The soldier on the far right of Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' (1945) is Corporal Harlon Block. Block was: Killed six days later on Nishi Ridge
57.3%
Promoted to Brigadier General
12.3%
Elected to Congress from Texas
18.2%
Appointed special envoy to Japan
7.3%
Agence France Presse photographer Stan Honda captured an iconic image of Marcy Borders covered in dust after she escaped the 81st floor of the North Tower on 9/11. After her escape from the towers, Borders: Contracted stomach cancer and died, aged 42
52.5%
Enlisted in the Marines and served in Iraq
4.9%
Sailed solo across the Pacific to Polynesia
2.5%
Returned to work when the Freedom tower opened
35.7%
Phan Thị Kim Phúc is shown in this Pulitzer Prize winning 1972 photo by AP photographer Nick Ut. She later: Started a foundation for child war victims
52.1%
Died of her injuries from napalm
19.5%
Ran unsuccessfully for P.M. of Vietnam
3.1%
Emigrated to China and fell out of view
19.9%
West German photographer Peter Leibing won an Overseas Press Club award for his 1961 picture of East German soldier Conrad Schumann leaping to freedom during construction of the Berlin Wall. Schumann: Was employed by Audi 30 years
51.6%
Was returned to E. Germany for trial
24.1%
Was shot by W. German authorities
10.4%
Was sent to an asylum in France
11.6%
Life Magazine photographer Ralph Morse snapped this photo of Ham the Astrochimp on the day of his Project Mercury test flight. What happened to Ham? He retired to a long zoo life and is buried at the Space Hall of Fame
47.4%
He perished in a launch pad accident that incinerated his Mercury capsule
26.3%
He failed to push a lever and his capsule depressurized
17.9%
He was elected to Congress for three terms representing Texas
1.7%
Steve Curry's 1984 National Geographic cover photo showed Afghan refugee Sharbat Gula. What happened to Gula after the photo was taken? She fled over the Hindu Kush mountains to Pakistan
46.2%
She and her children formed a touring singing troupe
1.9%
She was killed in a bombing in the Afghan civil war of 1992-1996
16.1%
She became a United Nations special embassador for child refugees
29%
John Filo's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph shows Mary Ann Vecchio kneeling over a fatally wounded Jeffrey Miller. Vecchio had run away from her family in Florida. What became of her: She became a respiratory therapist in Nevada
41.1%
She became a theater actress in Chicago
10.4%
She disappeared and her fate is still unknown
22.4%
She became an anesthesiologist in Vermont
20.1%
AP photographer Alan Diaz won a Pulitzer for this 2000 photo of Elian Gonzalez and federal agent Jim Goldman. After this photo, Gonzalez was returned to Cuba and: Earned a degree in industrial engineering
40.3%
Fled back to the U.S. on a fishing vessel
12.2%
Became conductor of the Havana Symphony
3.7%
Disappeared from view, and his fate is unknown
40.4%
Bill and Gayle Newman were the closest civilian eyewitnesses to the JFK assassination, diving to the ground to protect their two young boys. Several photos were taken of them on the ground, and they were interviewed on TV. After the incident, Bill: Was elected to the Mesquite City Council
39%
Joined the United States Secret Service
7.5%
Launched his own investigation of the killing
29%
Ran behind the limo all the way to Parkland Hosp.
18%
Photographer Burk Uzzle went to Woodstock on a whim, but captured this photo, which would eventually grace the cover of the Woodstock album. What became of the people in the photo, Bobbi Kelly and Nick Ercoline? They married in 1971, and remain married 5 decades later
29%
They were never a couple, but were just huddling for warmth
30.8%
Their brief relationship started and ended at Woodstock
31.4%
They opened a commune in Lousiana and still live there
3.6%
Among the many famous D-Day photographs by Medal of Freedom winner Robert Capa is this picture of Hu Riley, who had been shot 22 times when he surfaced at Omaha Beach. Riley: Survived and became a sporting goods executive
22.4%
Became an actor and starred in Saving Private Ryan
4%
Succumbed to his wounds and died in the French surf
24.4%
Survived D-Day but died in a later Allied assault on Berlin
46.3%

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