You just can't make this shit up. (Well, if we could make this shit up, maybe bloggers would still be getting book deals!) Anyway we have just learned that the photographer responsible for what may well turn out to be one of the most iconic images of 2007 (above).**UPDATE BELOW

Is the same man responsible for what was definitely the most iconic image of 1972:

For those interested in coincidences, the pictures were taken exactly 35 years apart.

**Update: We're being informed that top photo of Paris was taken not by Nick Ut but by Carl Larson of INF; Nick Ut of the Associated Press is responsible for the below:

Maybe Al Has A Point [Andrew Sullivan]

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