I just took this same shot a few weeks ago (although this time with the US Midway in the background) in Sarasota and here is the same statue in San Diego! Talk about a famous picture. That kiss sure made an impression. If you are not aware, this is taken from a shot in Times Square when the WWII victory over Japan was declared.
I notice that the artist moved her hand so that it wasn't pinching herself on the leg. Also strange. This is listed as one of the top ten war shots ever.