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Soldiers raising the flag of Soviet Union on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin
1945, 2 May
Gelatin silver print
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Different versions of this photograph exist. In propaganda versions the lower soldier has watches on each wrist and when noticed one was removed in the darkroom as it was possibly indicative of looting. Some versions also have additional smoke added to highlight the dramatic nature of the moment.
This altered version was published in the Russian magazine Ogonjok