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1938: Father Christmas hands out presents to children at the Aid And Adoption Society home at Leytonstone

Father Christmas hands out presents to children at the Aid And Adoption Society home at Leytonstone. (Photo by Gerry Cranham/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 7th December 1938
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25 Dec 2011 13:43:00
Skateboarding In The 1960s By Bill Eppridge

Skateboarding in New York City as pictured by photographer Bill Eppridge in 1965. Pictures originally featured in Life Magazine on May 14, 1965
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10 May 2013 10:17:00
A 1960 photograph of an Algerian woman in a French regroupment village. (Photo by Marc Garanger)

For France, the trauma of the Algerian War (1954-1962) was not unlike the experience of the Vietnam War for the United States. But, unlike the conflict in Vietnam, few photographic documents exist from that period in Algeria: it is as if the French responded with collective amnesia. Marc Garanger’s Algerian Women is one of the few photographic essays dedicated to that painful period... Photo: A 1960 photograph of an Algerian woman in a French regroupment village. (Photo by Marc Garanger)
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29 Apr 2013 10:15:00
Two Chinese farmers got more than they bargained for when they pulled up the root of a fleece flower – and came face-to-face with the doppelganger of Homer Simpson, on May 17, 2013. The large root appears to have two bulging eyes and a prominent nose – giving it an uncanny resemblance to the famous cartoon character. With two offshoot roots shaped like arms, it even looks like it is pondering or confused – just what you would expect from the real Homer. (Photo by ImagineChina)

Two Chinese farmers got more than they bargained for when they pulled up the root of a fleece flower – and came face-to-face with the doppelganger of Homer Simpson, on May 17, 2013. The large root appears to have two bulging eyes and a prominent nose – giving it an uncanny resemblance to the famous cartoon character. With two offshoot roots shaped like arms, it even looks like it is pondering or confused – just what you would expect from the real Homer. (Photo by ImagineChina)
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18 May 2013 11:52:00
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) greets supporters at a May Day gathering in the Olympic Stadium, Berlin

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler greets supporters at a May Day gathering in the Olympic Stadium, Berlin. (Photo by Keystone). 1st May 1938
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01 May 2011 10:58:00
Afghan air force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani walks the flight line at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, prior to her graduation from undergraduate pilot training, on May 13, 2013. Rhmani made history on May 14, when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot in more than 30 years. She will continue her service as she joins the Kabul Air Wing as a Cessna 208 pilot. (Photo by Senior Airman Scott Saldukas/USAF)

Afghan air force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani walks the flight line at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, prior to her graduation from undergraduate pilot training, on May 13, 2013. Rhmani made history on May 14, when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot in more than 30 years. She will continue her service as she joins the Kabul Air Wing as a Cessna 208 pilot. (Photo by Senior Airman Scott Saldukas/USAF)
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04 Jun 2013 08:33:00
A reveller walks through the streets in the early hours during traditional May Day celebrations in Oxford, Britain, May 1, 2015. (Photo by Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

A reveller walks through the streets in the early hours during traditional May Day celebrations in Oxford, Britain, May 1, 2015. (Photo by Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
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03 May 2015 12:21:00
Students from the University of St Andrews jump into The North Sea, as a good luck tradition before exams start on the East Sands in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Derek Allan/Alamy Live News)

Students from the University of St Andrews jump into The North Sea, as a good luck tradition before exams start on the East Sands in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Derek Allan/Alamy Live News)
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05 May 2018 00:03:00