Firefighters raising the American flag
This iconic photo was taken by Thomas E. Franklin. The firefighters pictured here were William Eisengrein, George Johnson and Daniel McWilliams, who raised the American flag as a symbol of resistance.
“I would I say was 150 yards away when I saw the firefighters raising the flag. They were standing on a structure about 20 feet above the ground. This was a long lens picture: there was about 100 yards between the foreground and background, and the long lens would capture the enormity of the rubble behind them,” said Franklin.