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Tags: EU | Germany | Peace Prize | Napalm Girl

'Napalm Girl' Kim Phuc Receives German Prize for Peace Work

'Napalm Girl' Kim Phuc Receives German Prize for Peace Work

Monday, 11 February 2019 08:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Kim Phuc, known as the 'Napalm Girl' in an iconic 1972 Vietnam War photo, is receiving a 10,000 euro ($11,350) award in Germany for her work for peace.

Organizers of the Dresden Prize say the 55-year-old, who now lives in Canada, is being honored Monday for her support of UNESCO and children wounded in war, and for speaking out publicly against violence and hatred.

Past recipients of the prize include former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and American civil rights activist Tommie Smith.

Phuc was nine when a South Vietnamese plane dropped napalm bombs on her village, believing it harbored enemy North Vietnamese troops.

The scene of Phuc running down a road crying, naked and with burns across her body was captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut , winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

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Kim Phuc, known as the 'Napalm Girl' in an iconic 1972 Vietnam War photo, is receiving a 10,000 euro ($11,350) award in Germany for her work for peace.Organizers of the Dresden Prize say the 55-year-old, who now lives in Canada, is being honored Monday for her support of...
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