There is a fantastic back-story to the now infamous photograph that we posted yesterday of Paris Hilton crying in the back seat of the sheriff's cruiser. The image was captured by veteran Associated Press photographer Nick Ut. The Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist is also responsible for another image that defined a generation.
That image and another coincidence after the jump.
The Vietnamese-born winning photographer also captured this iconic image of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Vietnamese "napalm girl" who was running from her village after a napalm attack, naked, screaming and tragically burned.
That image was captured June 8, 1972. Exactly 35 years to the day, on June 8 2007, Nick Ut captured the image of Paris Hilton being crying and being escorted to jail.
More on Nick Ut here. More on Paris Hilton everywhere else.
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