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Facebook has [reversed / reversal] its decision to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo [is / be] of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other [terrifying / terrified] children running away from a napalm [attack / attacked] in South Vietnam. The napalm [bad / badly] burnt her back. The iconic photograph was [taken / took] by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook banned the photo from its site because the child [on / in] the photo is naked. Facebook got a [lot / loads] of complaints after the ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was [an / the] important part of history and that Facebook was editing history [to / by] erasing the image.

Ms Solberg explained why she was [so / such] angry. She said: "They must see the [different / difference] between editing out child pornography and editing [out / in] history." She wrote on her own Facebook page: "I want my children and [another / other] children to grow up [in / on] a society where history is [taught / teaching] as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo [back / backed] on its pages, a spokesperson made a comment, saying: "An image of a naked child would [normally / normal] be presumed to violate our community standards, and in some countries might even [quality / qualify] as child pornography. In the case of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph, we recognize the history and global importance of this image in [document / documenting] a particular moment in time."

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