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STATUE OF LIBERTY IN PARIS

When a French politician remarked that a monument should be raised in honour of American independence at a dinner party in 1865 he probably didn't imagine that the result would become an international icon of freedom. ...
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27 Jul 2012 04:07:00
Ex Omnibus Driver. (Photo by John Thomson/LSE Digital Library)

“John Thomson (14 June 1837 – 29 September 1921) was a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer and traveller. He was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people, landscapes and artifacts of eastern cultures. Upon returning home, his work among the street people of London cemented his reputation, and is regarded as a classic instance of social documentary which laid the foundations for photojournalism. He went on to become a portrait photographer of High Society in Mayfair, gaining the Royal Warrant in 1881”. – Wikipedia. Photo: Ex Omnibus Driver. (Photo by John Thomson/LSE Digital Library)
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10 Feb 2013 17:30:00
Two men standing on a high catwalk, surveying the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, with Manhattan in the background, New York City, 1877. (Photo by Museum of the City of New York/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Two men standing on a high catwalk, surveying the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, with Manhattan in the background, New York City, 1877. (Photo by Museum of the City of New York/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
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24 Jul 2014 12:55:00
1914: Mexican rebel leader Francisco 'Pancho' Villa (1877-1923) with one of the motorcycles used in the Battle of Torrero

“José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or its hypocorism Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals”. – Wikipedia

Photo: Mexican rebel leader Francisco “Pancho” Villa with one of the motorcycles used in the Battle of Torrero. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). August 1914
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11 Nov 2011 10:07:00
Sydney Dims For Earth Hour

The Sydney Skyline is seen before the lights are switched off for Earth Hour on March 26, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Earth Hour encourages individuals around the world to turn off their lights for one hour at 20:30 local time on March 26, 2011 to take a stand against climate change. The largest Earth Hour was in 2010 when 128 countries participated.
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26 Mar 2011 14:54:00
Dog Fashion Show Held Ahead Of Next Week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Miu Miu, a Chihuahua, poses at the pre-Westminster Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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11 Feb 2012 14:08:00


An Indian Brahmin and his family. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1890
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22 Jul 2011 11:08:00
Grand Champion Oakhurst Crusin' in Chrome, an Australian Shepard, is greeted backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show after winning best of opposite s*x

Grand Champion Oakhurst Crusin' in Chrome, an Australian Shepard, poses backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show after winning best of opposite s*x on February 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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14 Feb 2012 10:54:00