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18 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

Photographs taken from some history's most important events and locations.

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    De Beer mine workers are X-rayed at the end of every shift before leaving the diamond mines. Kimberly, South Africa. 1954

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    Paper boys at 2 A.M. about to start their morning rounds. February 12, 1908

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    Rudolf Hoess, the commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, before getting hanged next to the crematorium at the camp, 1947

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    Auschwitz death camp guards on their day off

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    The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1946

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    An Afghan mujahideen aims a FIM-92 Stinger missile at passing Soviet aircraft, 1988

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    Two children wearing Ku Klux Klan robes and hoods stand on either side of Dr. Samuel Green, Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard, at an initiation ceremony. Atlanta, Georgia. July 24, 1948

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    A German submarines control room in 1918

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    The torpedoed Japanese destroyer Yamakaze, as seen through the periscope of an American submarine, USS Nautilus, in June 1942

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    A Japanese dive bomber’s final moments, 1945

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    The crew of the sinking Japanese air craft Zuikaku salutes as the flag is lowered for the last time on October 25, 1944.

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    The ship would sink with the loss of 843 men


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    US Marines returning fire during the battle of Hue, 1968

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    The crew of Apollo 1 relaxes during training, 1966

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    Apollo 1 Crew: Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffee

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    The Apollo 1 Tragedy: the orbit with Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee on board

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    Tragically, however, the spacecraft was destroyed in a cabin fire during a launch pad test 50 years ago


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    Atomic cloud over Nagasaki, Sept 8,1945

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    Taken 15+ minutes after the explosion, seen from a distance of 15 km. Photo by Hiromihi Matsuda


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    Note handed to President Johnson about fatal Apollo 1 fire

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    Jim Morrison performing at Fantasy Faire and Magic Musical Festival, Northridge, LA. 1967

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