70th Anniversary of WWII End: Sailors and Nurses Kiss in Times Square

Hundreds dress like sailors and nurses to reenact Alfred Eisenstaedt's photo, V-J Day in Times Square, on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

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The quintessential Times Square kiss was in 1945 when Carl Muscarello kissed Edith Shain on VJ Day to celebrate the surrender of Japan and the end of WWII.
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Ellie and Ray Williams, chosen to represent their generation, prepare to kiss in Times Square on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A couple look on as the National Anthem in sung on August 14 in honor of the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Ray and Ellie Williams, chosen to represent their generation, kiss in Times Square on August 14 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A man and woman kiss during the reenactment of the famous photo, V-J Day in Times Square, on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Ray and Ellie Williams, chosen to represent their generation, kiss in Times Square on August 14 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Two women who were married last Friday look into each other's eyes before they share a kiss on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Janine Stange sings the National Anthem on August 14, 2015, 70 years after the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Janine Stange sings the National Anthem on August 14, 2015, 70 years after the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A sailor and nurse dance before the big kiss in Times Square on August 17. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Ray Williams speaks to the crowd before the big kiss on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A sailor and nurse dance before the big kiss in Times Square on August 17. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A sailor and nurse dance before the big kiss in Times Square on August 17. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A sailor and a nurse prepare for their kiss on August 14 during the V-J Day in Times Square reenactment. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A man and woman pose for a photo before the reenactment of the kiss from the photo V-J Day in Times Square on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A man and woman pose for a photo during the mass reenactment of the famous photo, V-J Day in Times Square, on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A man and a woman smile before sharing a kiss on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Two men pose for a photo before they share a kiss on August 14 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Couples kiss during the reenactment of the famous photo, V-J Day in Times Square, on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A man and woman kiss with hundreds of other who reenact the kiss from V-J Day in Times Square in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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A man and woman dress as a sailor and a nurse in preparation for the reenactment of V-J Day in Times Square on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Ellie Williams walks onto the stage before she shares a kiss with her husband Ray. They have been chose to be the representatives of their generation for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Ellie Williams prepares to kiss her husband, Ray, under the V-J Day in Times Square statue on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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Ellie Williams prepares to kiss her husband, Ray, under the V-J Day in Times Square statue on August 14. (Credit: Michaela Yurick)
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