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Just moments after President Truman announced at 7pm on August 14, 1945 that the war with Japan had ended,
joy and jubilation were rampant across the United States and the world. Times Square in New York City
turned into a sea of celebration with military personnel, civilians, young and old,
and just the guy on the street joining in to rejoice at the end of the deadliest conflict in human history.
With fatalities numbering between 50 and 70 million people, the war touched the lives of every person in the world.

The famous sailor and nurse kiss picture keenly portrays the rejoicing which was taking place as word spread of President Truman's announcement.
The symbolization is not just in the main focal point of the sailor and nurse, but also in the faces of the others near them in the street.

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