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SLIDESHOW: Most requested photos from National Archives

On February 23, 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised a flag atop Mount Suribachi. It was taken down, and a second flag was raised. Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured this second flag-raising. On February 23, 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised a flag atop Mount Suribachi. It was taken down, and a second flag was raised. Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured this second flag-raising.
Some of the most popular historical photos reside at the National Archives, but which photographs are the most requested by the public?

According to archives.gov, the most popular photo also happens to be the simplest photo in their collection. 

A photograph of Richard Nixon and Elvis shaking hands draws the most attention from the public. 

Other photos such as the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Pearl Harbor, and a poster of Rosie the Riveter follow close behind. 

Click through the slideshow to see the most requested photos from the National Archives, and the history behind the photographs. 

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