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1914: A Thorneycroft motor van as used during World War I

A Thorneycroft motor van as used during World War I. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). August 1914
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13 Dec 2011 11:49:00
1947: Clutching a large paper bag and shading his eyes as he peers ahead, comic actor of the silent screen, Buster Keaton (1885 - 1966) arriving at Paris airport

Clutching a large paper bag and shading his eyes as he peers ahead, comic actor of the silent screen, Buster Keaton (1885–1966) arriving at Paris airport. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1st August 1947
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17 Feb 2012 12:05:00
Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Royal Collections, holds the Cullinan III and IV Broach and the Cullinan VII Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan Pendant at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

“A dazzling exhibition featuring jewelry made with the world’s largest diamond will be part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The jewelry was made with a 3,106-carat diamond discovered in 1905 at the Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. The diamond was so large that miners initially thought it was a worthless crystal and almost threw it away”... – Vidya Kauri via News.nationalpost.com

Photo: Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Royal Collections, holds the Cullinan III and IV Broach and the Cullinan VII Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan Pendant at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace on May 15, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)
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17 May 2012 10:59:00


Edward, Prince of Wales (1840–1910), later King Edward VII, stands over the carcass of a wild Chillingham bull, shot by himself during a visit to Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, circa 1879. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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05 Apr 2011 09:25:00


Japan Self-Defense Force members pay their respect to unidentified earthquake victims in vehicles during a mess funeral on April 8, 2011 in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 11 at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan, and also damaging the Fukushima nuclear plant and threatening a nuclear catastrophe. The death toll continues to rise with numbers of dead and missing exceeding 20,000 in a tragedy not seen since World War II in Japan. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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10 Apr 2011 07:41:00


Some of London's telephone operators and engineers, trying out their gas masks at the anti-gas civilian training centre in Gloucester, where they were taught how to deal with gas attacks. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 13th February 1937
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24 Apr 2011 12:20:00


A visitor walks past an installation artwork entitled “Confuciuse” which combines the word “Confucius” and “confuse” in the contemporary art exhibition at “Fun and Art” Festival on December 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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12 May 2011 08:35:00


Men slicing blubber off a large, dead whale. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1912
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08 Jun 2011 09:12:00