Assassination of Japan Socialist Inejiro Asanuma – 1960

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This picture was taken literally a second before the Japanese socialist Party leader Asanuma was stabbed to death on live TV by a right-wing extremist. Photographer Yasushi Nagao, whose modest response was that he was in the right place at the right time, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the shot and became one of the iconic photos of the 1960s.