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A man carries a dog and wades through a flooded street in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Weeks of torrential rains have forced the airport in the state capital Chennai to close and have cut off several roads and highways, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes, government officials said Wednesday. (Photo by AP Photo)

A man carries a dog and wades through a flooded street in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Weeks of torrential rains have forced the airport in the state capital Chennai to close and have cut off several roads and highways, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes, government officials said Wednesday. (Photo by AP Photo)
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04 Dec 2015 08:06:00
Photos by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Dinner during haying. Russian Empire, Novgorod province, county Cherepovets, 1909

“Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30 1863 Russian Empire – September 27, 1944 Paris, France) was a Russian chemist and photographer. He is best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia”. – Wikipedia

Photo: Dinner during haying. Russian Empire, Novgorod province, county Cherepovets, 1909. (Photos by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky via US Library of Congress and Prokudin-Gorsky.org)

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24 Jul 2012 12:03:00


An Indian Brahmin and his family. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1890
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22 Jul 2011 11:08:00


The attendants of the Sumptha Raja, Agra Durbar. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1873
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21 Jul 2011 13:41:00
A man feeds a seagull during a record low tide in Saint Malo, western France, March 21, 2015. (Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters)

A man feeds a seagull during a record low tide in Saint Malo, western France, March 21, 2015. Towns on France's North Atlantic coast braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to create an ocean surge not seen since 1997. (Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters)
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22 Mar 2015 10:37:00
Cars are parked near Place de la Concorde on March 12, 2014 in Paris, France. Inset: World War I, German airplanes at Place de la Concorde in Paris, wrecked by celebrating crowds on the day of the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine, November 18, 1918. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cars are parked near Place de la Concorde on March 12, 2014 in Paris, France. Inset: World War I, German airplanes at Place de la Concorde in Paris, wrecked by celebrating crowds on the day of the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine, November 18, 1918. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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01 Aug 2014 12:30:00
A journalist uses their phone to take a picture at the press preview for “Vogue 100: A Century of Style” exhibiting the photographs that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916 at National Portrait Gallery on February 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

A journalist uses their phone to take a picture at the press preview for “Vogue 100: A Century of Style” exhibiting the photographs that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916 at National Portrait Gallery on February 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
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12 Feb 2016 12:39:00
A pistol set made by Versailles gunsmith Nicolas-Noel Boutet and was gifted to Simon Bolivar from Marquis de La-fayette is displayed at Christie's auction house in the Manhattan borough of New York, April 5, 2016. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

A pistol set made by Versailles gunsmith Nicolas-Noel Boutet and was gifted to Simon Bolivar from Marquis de La-fayette is displayed at Christie's auction house in the Manhattan borough of New York, April 5, 2016. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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08 Apr 2016 14:47:00