The Big Picture: Kissing Sailor

A statue of the kissing sailor is installed in San Diego

Workmen put the finishing touches to a statue of the "kissing sailor" in San Diego. The work is based on Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photograph of an unknown sailor embracing nurse Edith Shain in Times Square in New York at the end of World War II. It can be seen on the shore beside the USS Midway, a retired aircraft carrier which has been converted into a museum.

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