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Phan Thi Kim Phuc

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Phan Thị Kim Phúc OOnt (Vietnamese pronunciation: [faːŋ tʰɪ̂ˀ kim fúk͡p̚]; born April 6, 1963), referred to informally as the girl in the picture and the Napalm girl, is a South Vietnamese-born Canadian woman best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph, titled "The Terror of War", taken at Trảng Bàng during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972.

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Phan Thị Kim Phúc

Group of children and soldiers moving on foot away from a distant cloud of smoke rising from the ground. Several children are crying and one in the center is also naked as she runs toward the camera.
June 8, 1972: Kim Phúc, center, running down a road naked near Trảng Bàng after a South Vietnam Air Force napalm attack (Nick Ut / The Associated Press)
Phan Thị Kim Phúc

(1963-04-06) April 6, 1963 (age 59)
Trảng Bàng, South Vietnam
Other namesKim Phúc
CitizenshipSouth Vietnam (1963–1975)
Vietnam (1975–1997)
Canada (1997–present)
Alma materUniversity of Havana, Cuba
Occupation(s)Author, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Known forBeing "The Girl in the Picture" (Vietnam War)
Bui Huy Toan
(m. 1992)
AwardsOrder of Ontario

The image, taken for the Associated Press by a 21-year-old Vietnamese-American photographer named Nick Ut, shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack.[1]

She later founded the Kim Foundation International to provide aid to child victims of war.[2]