At that point putting him out would be cruel.
Here is another famous photo of same event which was taken by **Malcolm Browne** – https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/08/28/malcom_browne-55a518eb9b36e32b1be400df024dac70abc75945-s800-c85.jpg
In an interview with *Time* he said
> “Along about springtime (1963), the monks began to hint that they were going to pull off something spectacular by way of protest …
> “The monks were telephoning the foreign correspondents in Saigon to warn them that something big was going to happen. Most of the correspondents were kind of bored with that threat after a while and tended to ignore it. I felt that they were certainly going to do something, that they were not just bluffing, so it came to be that I was really the only Western correspondent that covered the fatal day.”
“The photo had an immediate impact.
As the AP noted in its story on Browne’s death,”The photos he took appeared on front pages around the globe and sent shudders all the way to the White House, prompting President John F. Kennedy to order a re-evaluation of his administration’s Vietnam policy.”
Opposition to the South Vietnamese government continued to grow in the months that followed.”