Flag raised at Iwo Jima 72 years ago today

FILE - In this Feb 23, 1945 file photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)

IWO JIMA (AP) — On February 23, 1945, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised a pair of American flags.

The second flag-raising was captured in the iconic Associated Press photograph.

The Battle of Iwo Jima took place between Feb. 19 and Mar. 26, 1945.

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