Must see: Historic events captured on camera

Updated: Feb 06, 2017, 12:21 IST
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    An American soldier points his rifle at a German soldier surrendering during the battle for France's liberation, western France, in 1944
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    This handout picture released by German TV Public Broadcaster ARD/NDR shows medical doctors take care of Serbo-Croatian tennis player Monica Seles, injured by a knife attack on April 30, 1993 on the Rothenbaum tennis court in Hamburg, northern Germany
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    US actress Grace Kelly and US actor Marlon Brando kiss themselves, in March 1955 in Hollywood, while holding their Oscar statues after winning the award for best actor in a leading role for '€˜On the Waterfront'™ and best actress in a leading role for 'The country girl'
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    American aviators Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, makes the first flight successfully in a heavier-than-air-machine, on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, in a flight of 70 metres
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    Nazi party's leader Adolf Hitler is seen in Landsberg prison in 1924. Hitler was arrested and tried for high treason on February 26, 1924 following the Beer-Hall putsch that he committed together with General Ludendorff and local nationalist groups. On November 08, 1923, Hitler and 2000 Nazis marched through the streets of Munich to take over a meeting at the Munich Beer Hall and made an abortive attempt to seize power in Munich. It was while serving his prison sentence at Landsberg that he wrote his autobiographical book 'Mein Kampf'
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    This June 28, 1997 file photo shows referee Lane Mills (L) stepping in as Evander Holyfield (R) reacts after Mike Tyson (C) bit his ear in the third round of their WBA Heavyweight Championship Fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV
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    One of the first pictures of the newborn Prince Andrew shows the baby in the Queen Elizabeth II's arms, March 22, 1960 in Buckingham Palace
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    Photo taken during the summer of 1980 of English singer John Lennon standing with his wife Yoko Ono outside the Dakota Apartments in New York city, where he was shot to death on November 12, 1980. This photo appears on Lennon's last album 'Double Fantasy'
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    Jacqueline Kennedy stands with her two children Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr and brothers-in law Ted Kennedy (L, back) and Robert Kennedy (R) at the funeral of her husband US President John F. Kennedy, on November 26, 1963 in Washington, DC
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    File picture dated August 09, 1942 shows freedom fighter Jawaharlal Nehru (L) and Mohandas K. Gandhi conferring during the historic meeting, in Bombay (now Mumbai), of the All India Congress Committee when the 'Quit India' resolution was adopted demanding that Great Britain leaves India
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    US President Lyndon B. Johnson hands a pen to the Rev. Martin Luther King (2nd-R) after signing the historic Civil Rights Bill in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C., on July 02, 1964
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    Picture released on October 22, 1980 of Iraqi troops riding in Soviet-made tanks trying to cross the karun river Northeast of Khorramshahr, in Iraq, during Iran-Iraq war. Smoke behind is Abadan pipeline on fire
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    Sets of breakfast dishes from the sunken Titanic (1912) are shown in New York, 25 August 1987, in the position they were found by expedition Titanic 1987
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    A picture of a post card released by the Historial de Péronne, Museum of WW1, shows French artillery soldiers with a "155 mm Rimailho" cannon during the First World War
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    This picture taken on July 21, 1969, of astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. walking on the surface of the moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (ML) "Eagle" and astronaut Neil Armstrong, during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA)
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    Picture dated October 02, 1948 of a pilot, G. Ansell, turning a somersault during the International Grand Prix at Silverstone. Although the car turned completely over, the pilot escaped with slight injuries
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    British film director Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) gestures as he gives a press conference in Paris to present his last movie 'Psycho' October 18, 1960
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    US' LoLo Jones gets ready for the start of the women's 100m hurdles heats at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012 in London
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    Picture dated May 1962 of French actress Mercedes Moline posing on the beach in Cannes during Cannes Film festival
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    Pro-Franco militants make the fascist salute, on February 11, 1956, to pay tribute to Mathias Montero, killed in this street of Madrid in 1933. Violent unrests with opponents erupted after the ceremony
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    Combo shows two pictures of the German Reichstag building (back L) one with the Berlin Wall (top) taken on November 10, 1989, and the same view (bottom) taken twenty years later on October 20, 2009 without the wall
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    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 18, 2013. Obama headed to Boston to mourn victims of the deadly marathon attacks
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    Cuban former President Fidel Castro gives a speech, on September 3, 2010, at Havana's University. Castro talked to the students about the possibility of a nuclear war
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    Pakistan's opening batsman, Saeed Anwar, turns the ball off his legs on the way to his world-record 194 during the day/night Independence Cup cricket match against India on May 21, 1997. The record stood for 13 years, and was eventually broken by Sachin Tendulkar
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    Norway's Anders Bardal jumps during the official training session of the FIS Ski Flying World Cup in Vikersund, Norway on January 25, 2013, while a full moon rises over the mountain
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    Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (L) accompanied by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (R) welcomes Soviet cosmonaut Guerman Titov (C) after the Vostok 2 space mission at the airport in Moscow. Guerman Titov became the first astronaut to spend a full day (25,3 hours) in space. Pic/AFP
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About The Gallery

A picture, they say, speaks a thousand words. Here's a compilation of images from yesteryears, across genres, most of which hold great historical value. All pics/AFP

 

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