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Soldiers raising an American flag

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Steve Benson’s 2003 cartoon, which alters a renowned World War II photograph of soldiers raising an American flag, illustrates widespread skepticism about American motivations in the Iraq War.

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U.S. Credibility (2004)

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Based on an infamous photograph, circulated around the world, of an Iraqi prisoner abused while in American custody, this 2004 cartoon suggests how such mistreatment damaged the image of the United States.

Credit: Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate

From Rosa Parks to Barak Obama

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A cartoon in the Boston Globe suggests the progress that has been made since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger.

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Occupy Wall Street demonstrator (2012)

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An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator expresses her concern about rising economic inequality.

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Egyptian protesters (2011)

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Millions of Egyptians took part in the popular uprising of 2011 that overthrew the long-serving dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Credit: Monique Jacques/Corbis