Pulitzer photography exhibit on tour in U.S.

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U.S. troops raising the American flag at Iwo Jima. A gun held to the head of a Vietcong insurgent in Saigon. Students crying over the body of a fallen classmate at the bloody Kent State protest of the Vietnam War. And, most recently, relatives crying when a soldier arrives home from Iraq in a casket.

These are just some of the many images to be displayed in the roving exhibit "Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs," which opens Sunday at Pittsburgh's Sen. John Heinz History Center.

Showcasing every winning photo since the prize's inception in 1942, the stark exhibit, with each photograph plainly mounted on a white wall, offers moving examples of the power of images.

"Some images have changed the course of history; during the Civil Rights Era and the Vietnam War, pictures helped change how people viewed what was going on," said Nicholas Ciotala, a curator and director of the Pulitzer exhibit. "Everyone, I think, can find something to relate to."

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