Fotograaf van Vietnam-foto overleden

FILE - In this June 11, 1963 file photo, one of a series taken by then AP Saigon correspondent Malcom Browne, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, burns himself to death on a Saigon street to protest alleged persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. Browne, acclaimed for his trenchant reporting of the Vietnam War and a photo of a Buddhist monk's suicide by fire that shocked the Kennedy White House into a critical policy re-evaluation, died Monday night, Aug. 27, 2012 at a hospital in New Hampshire, not far from his home in Thetford, Vt. He was 81. (AP Photo/Malcolm Browne) AP

Deze foto, genomen door de Amerikaanse fotograaf Malcolm Browne op 11 juni 1963, had verstrekkende gevolgen. Te zien is hoe de monnik Thich Quang Duc zichzelf in brand heeft gestoken tijdens een protest tegen de door de VS gesteunde Zuid-Vietnamese regering. De toenmalige president John F. Kennedy besloot na het zien van dit beeld zijn Vietnam-beleid te wijzigen. Browne overleed maandag op 81-jarige leeftijd.