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Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl'
Woman who was in iconic war photo getting new treatment
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In this Oct. 26, 1996, file photo, Kim Phuc, the victim of a napalm air strike in Vietnam in 1972, looks at a photo of herself holding her sleeping son, her back still bearing scars from the napalm burns, during a visit to the photography exhibit, "Eyewitness 1996," at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of Phan fleeing after the attack, by Nick Ut, is at left. - photo by Associated Press
MIAMI — In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible — only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes. More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972. Now she has a new chance to heal — a prospect she once thought possible only in a life after death.
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