Life in Segmented Moments

October 16, 2008

In honor of Vanity Fair’s 25th anniversary, the magazine’s editors determined the 25 best of everything—from book covers and documentaries to parties and political one-liners. Here is a sampling of the top 25 news photographs.

Anti-Franco militiaman Federico Borrell Garcia at the moment of his death during the Spanish Civil War, September 5, 1936.

Women accused of being Nazi collaborators are humiliated after the liberation of France, 1944.

Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, self-immolates on a Saigon street to protest South Vietnam’s persecution of Buddhists, June 11, 1963.

Director Roman Polanski sits on his home’s bloodied porch after the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, by Charles Manson’s followers, August 1, 1969.


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