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  1. 1. A gargoyle atop the Chrysler Building watches vigilantly over the rising Gotham towers of midtown Manhattan, May 6, 1931. (AP Photo)
  2. 2. Iconic AP images of the 20th century
  3. 3. This collection of highly recognizable images from the AP includes Pulitzer Prize-winning photography of some of the most iconic images from around the world. These iconic images span from 1932 to 1999. The AP Images collection, which dates back to the 19th century, is an unsurpassed wealth of iconic imagery from around the globe. For more than a century, AP photographers have captured the greatest moments in news, sports and entertainment.
  4. 4. Mother Teresa, head of the Missionaries of Charity order, cradles an armless baby girl at her order's orphanage in Calcutta, India in 1978. A champion among the poor in India, Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize Oct. 17, 1979. An Albanian, she went to India in 1928 to teach at a convent school, taking her final vows as a Roman Catholic nun in 1937, and opened her House for the Dying in 1952. Mother Teresa's devotion to the destitute children of Calcutta, lepers and other unfortunates of theworld set a new standard of compassion for humanity. She died Sept. 5, 1997, at the age of 87. Photo By Eddie Adams /Associated Press
  5. 5. Bespectacled Mahatma Gandhi, who eventually led India to its independence, laughs with the man who was to be the nation's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, at the All-India Congress committee meeting in Bombay, India, on July 6, 1946. Nehru took office as president of the Congress during the session. Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent resistance, including civil disobedience and fasts, drove India to independence in 1947 after nearly 200 years of British rule. The father of modern India, the Mahatma, which means great soul, was assassinated in 1948 for his tolerance of other religions. Photo By Max Desfor /Associated Press
  6. 6. The aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) sails down the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, Nov. 16, 1945. The carrier is leaving the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Navy Yard annex in Bayonne, N.J., where it will undergo further conditioning. Photo By Harry Harris /AP
  7. 7. U.S. sold iers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division marc h along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on Aug. 29, 1944, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. World War II began in September 1939 with Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland. He launched the Holocaust and history's most destructive war, leaving 17,000,000 soldiers and 60,000,000 civilians dead. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. Photo By Peter J. Carroll /Associated Press
  8. 8. The German dirigible Hindenburg crashes to earth, tail first, in flaming ruins after exploding on May 6, 1937, at the U.S. Naval Station in Lakehurst, N.J. The 1920s and 1930s were the golden age of dirigibles which crossed the Atlantic Ocean in about three days -- faster than a ship. The Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built at 804 feet long and flew up to 85 miles per hour while held aloft by hydrogen, which was highly flammable. The disaster, which killed 36 people after a 60- hour transatlantic flight from Germany, ended regular passenger service by the lighter-than-air airships. Photo By Murray Becker/AP
  9. 9. As Autum n dusk creeps slowly over New York City, the va riegated electric displays of the skyscrapers pierce the twilight for miles. This photograph, taken Oct. 13, 1932 from the rapidly rising $250,000,000 Rockefeller Center, shows the Empire State Building dominating the scene. In the left center glows the single light atop the Metropolitan Tower and in the foreground stands the building at 500 Fifth Avenue. Photo by AP
  10. 10. A crowd cheers for aviatrix Amelia Earhart as she boards her single-engine Lockheed Vega airplane in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, for the trip back to London on May 22, 1932. Earhart became the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean when she finished her 2,026 mile journey on May 21, 1932 in under 15 hours after departing from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. Earhart vanished mysteriously over the Pacific during her attempted round-the-world flight in 1937. Photo by anonymous /AP
  11. 11. U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945. Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan. Photo By Joe Rosenthal /AP
  12. 12. U.S. troops returning from Europe fill every porthole as the HMS Queen Elizabeth pulls into a pier in New York Harbor Aug. 31, 1945. Photo by AP
  13. 13. U.S. Gen Douglas MacArthur observes a military operation from a B-17 Flying Fortress gun port on Sept. 5, 1943 during World War II. In the exercise, 1,500 paratroopers landed in Markham Valley near Nadzab to entrap Japanese forces at Lae and Salamaua section in New Guinea. Photo by AP
  14. 14. A photographer uses his own backdrop to mask Poland's World War II ruins while shooting a portrait in Warsaw in November of 1946. Photo By Michael Nash /Associated Press
  15. 15. A pretzel vendor displays his wares, well-salted and five cents each, on an approach to the Manhattan Bridge in New York City, April 29, 1948. Photo By Associated Press
  16. 16. U.S. President Harry S. Truman holds up an Election Day edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune, which, based on early results, mistakenly announced "Dewey Defeats Truman" on November 4, 1948. The president told well-wishers at St. Louis' Union Station, "That is one for the books!" Photo By Byron Rollins /AP
  17. 17. A pair of bound hands and a breathing hole in the snow at Yangji, Korea, Jan. 27, 1951 reveal the presence of the body of a Korean civilian shot and left to die by retreating Communists during the Korean War. Photo By Max Desfor /AP
  18. 18. "Moondog" is the name this blind man gives himself. His eccentric costume is familiar around Manhattan. He writes poetry and music in Braille and hands out his compositions free. He will, however accept contributions on March 22,1953 in New york. Photo By Associated Press
  19. 19. Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in Manhattan on September 9, 1954. The former Norma Jean Baker modeled and starred in 28 movies grossing $200 million. Sensual and seductive, but with an air of innocence, Monroe became one of the world's most adored sex symbols. She died alone by suicide, at age 36 in her Hollywood bungalow. Photo By Matty Zimmerman /Ap
  20. 20. Rosa Parks, whose refusal to move to the back of a bus touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22, 1956. She was among some 100 people charged with violating segregation laws. Photo By Gene Herrick /AP
  21. 21. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is welcomed with a kiss by his wife Coretta after leaving court in Montgomery, Ala., March 22, 1956. King was found guilty of conspiracy to boycott city buses in a campaign to desegregate the bus system, but a judge suspended his $500 fine pending appeal. Photo By Gene Herrick /AP
  22. 22. With their heads bowed, President John F. Kennedy, left, walks along a path at Camp David near Thurmont, Md., with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 22, 1961, as the two met to discuss the Bay of Pigs invasion. Photo By Paul Vathis /AP
  23. 23. U.S. President John F. Kennedy, confers with his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 1962 during the buildup of military tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union that became Cuban missile crisis later that month. Photo By Ap
  24. 24. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during a March, 1985 interview at his presidential palace in Havana. Castro, a Havana attorney who fought for the poor, overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista's government on Jan. 1, 1959. He defeated a U.S. attempt, known as The Bay of Pigs invasion, to overthrow his revolutionary regime on April 19, 1961. Afterwards, Cuba armed itself with Soviet nuclear missiles aimed at the United States which almost brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. Castro's communist regime still exists in Cuba, 90 miles from the U.S., at the close of the 20th century. AP Photo/ Charles Tasnadi
  25. 25. A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April 1, 1963. The circus opens in Madison Square Garden April 3 for a 40-day engagement. Photo By AP
  26. 26. This is th e scene during a tense meeting in Berchtesgade n, Germany, of Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister, left, and Reich Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, following Chamberlain's unprecedented flight seeking a solution to the Czechoslovakian controversy, Sept. 24, 1938. At right are Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, and Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador to Berlin. AP Photo
  27. 27. A 17-year -old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-par ade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963. On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day's New York Times. Photo By Bill Hudson /AP
  28. 28. Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, burns himself to death on a Saigon street June 11, 1963 to protest alleged persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. Photo By Malcolm Browne /AP
  29. 29. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C. Aug. 28, 1963. Photo By Ap
  30. 30. Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, holds the American flag that covered the coffin of her husband. She is shown here at Arlington National Cemetery November 25, 1963, after the president was buried. Photo By Eddie Adams /AP
  31. 31. Ed Sulliv an, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehe arsal for the British group's first American appearance, on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. From left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The rock 'n' roll band known as "The Fab Four" was seen by 70 million viewers. "Beatlemania" swept the charts with twenty No. 1 hits and more than 100 million records sold. The Beatles broke up in 1970. Photo By Anonymous /AP
  32. 32. British soldiers give a hand in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked U.S. Marine command center near Beirut airport Sunday, Oct. 23, 1983. A bomb-laden truck drove into the center collapsing the entire four story building. Photo By Bill Foley /Associated Press
  33. 33. World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Muhammad Ali, right, is shown with Black Muslim Leader, Malcolm X, outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater on Broadway at 49th Street, New York City, March 1, 1964. They had just watched a screening of films on Ali's title fight with Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Feb. 25. Photo By Ap
  34. 34. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., left, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Malcolm X smile for photographers in Washington March 26, 1964. The Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday is celebrated this year on Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, although the the actual anniversary of his birthday is Jan. 15. Photo By Henry Griffin /AP
  35. 35. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. Photo By Charles P. Gorry /AP
  36. 36. Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. The bout lasted only one minute into the first round. Ali is the only man ever to win the world heavyweight boxing championship three times. He also won a gold medal in the light-heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome as a member of the U.S. Olympic boxing team. In 1964 he dropped the name Cassius Clay and adopted the Muslim name Muhammad Ali. Photo By John Rooney /AP
  37. 37. Civil righ ts activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss., June 6, 1966. Meredith was leading the March Against Fear to encourage African Americans to exercise their voting rights when he was shot. He completed the march from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., after treatment of his wounds. Photo By Jack Thornell /AP
  38. 38. A female Viet Cong suspect is questioned at gunpoint by a South Vietnamese national police officer at Tam Ky, about 350 miles north of Saigon, November 1967. The M-16 rifle was held by a U.S. soldier during an operation of the 101st Airborne Brigade, searching villages of the coastal plains for suspected Viet Cong enclaves. Photo By Anonymous /Associated Press
  39. 39. South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, fires his pistol, shoots, executes into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop) on a Saigon street Feb. 1, 1968, early in the Tet Offensive. Photo By Eddie Adams /AP
  40. 40. Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. Photo By Anonymous /AP
  41. 41. Heavily a rmed African American students leave Straight H all at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., on April 20, 1969. The students had barricaded themselves in the building led by Ed Whitfield, far right, demanding a degree-granting African American Studies program. After a 36 hour sit-in, university administrators offered to drop some charges against the students and accelerate the opening of an African-American Studies center. Photo By Steve Star /AP
  42. 42. South Vietnamese forces follow after terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places, June 8, 1972. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing. The children from left to right are: Phan Thanh Tam, younger brother of Kim Phuc, who lost an eye, Phan Thanh Phouc, youngest brother of Kim Phuc, Kim Phuc, and Kim's cousins Ho Van Bon, and Ho Thi Ting. Behind them are soldiers of the Vietnam Army 25th Division. Photo By Nick Ut /AP
  43. 43. A father holds the body of his child as South Vietnamese Army Rangers look down from their armored vehicle. The child was killed as government forces pursued guerrillas into a village near the Cambodian border, March 19, 1964. Horst Faas /AP Photo
  44. 44. A giant column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air, after the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare explodes over the Japanese port town of Nagasaki, on August 9, 1945. Dropped by the U.S. Army Air Forces B- 29 plane "Bockscar," the bomb killed more than 70,000 people instantly, with ten thousands dying later from effects of the radioactive fallout. AP Photo
  45. 45. Former Beatle John Lennon performs during the One To One concert, a charity to benefit mentally challenged children at New York's Madison Square Garden, Aug. 30, 1972. Photo By Anonymous /AP
  46. 46. As fellow troopers aid wounded comrades, the first sergeant of A Company, 101st Airborne Division, guides a medevac helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties suffered during a five-day patrol near Hue, April 1968. Art Greenspon/AP Photo
  47. 47. Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., as he returns home from the Vietnam War, March 17, 1973. In the lead is Stirm's daughter Lori, 15; followed by son Robert, 14; daughter Cynthia, 11; wife Loretta and son Roger, 12. Photo By Sal Veder /AP
  48. 48. U.S. President Ronald Reagan looks to his left and holds up his left arm as a secret service agent places a hand on his shoulder and pushes the President into his limousine after he was shot leaving a Washington hotel, Monday, March 30, 1981. Photo By Ron Edmonds /AP
  49. 49. A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to the recent violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. The Chinese government crushed a student-led demonstration for democratic reform and against government corruption, killing hundreds, or perhaps thousands of demonstrators in the strongest anti-government protest since the 1949 revolution. Ironically, the name Tiananmen means "Gate of Heavenly Peace". Photo By Jeff Widener /AP
  50. 50. Nelson Mandela and wife Winnie, walking hand in hand, raise clenched fists upon his release from Victor prison, Cape Town, Sunday, February 11, 1990. The African National Congress leader had served over 27 years in detention. Photo By Greg English /AP
  51. 51. Boris Yeltsin, president of the Russian Federation, makes a speech from atop a tank in front of the Russian parliament building in Moscow, U.S.S.R., Monday, Aug. 19, 1991. Yeltsin called on the Russian people to resist the communist hard liners in the Soviet coup. Photo By Ap
  52. 52. Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton addresses the media as U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-Mass., looks on at a Boston campaign stop the evening of April 28, 1992. Photo By Stephan Savoia /AP
  53. 53. Standing on a muddy field in front of the stage, Kyle Keyser, 21, wraps his arms around Linda Latzlsberger, 18, as they listen to "Traffic" lead singer Steve Windwood sing their 1960's hit "Dear Mr. Fantacy"during Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, N.Y., August 14, 1994. Both Keyser and Latzlsberger are from Baltimore. Photo By Stephan Savoia /Associated Press
  54. 54. Rwandan refugee children plead with Zairean soldiers to allow them across a bridge separating Rwanda and Zaire where their mothers had crossed moments earlier before the soldiers closed the border on Aug. 20, 1994. As new, independent African nations, Rwanda and Burundi have experienced a succession of ethnic slaughter. For years, majority Hutus and minority Tutsis lived peaceably, side by side, only to explode in homicidal violence in which 500,000 people, most of them Tutsi, were massacred. Millions of other Rwandans fled as refugees. Photo By Jean-marc Bouju /AP
  55. 55. A man pauses to look at a bus hanging over edge of the shattered expressway in Kobe, Japan, Friday, Jan. 20, 1995. The quake destroyed most of the elevated highway. On Jan. 17, a half hour before dawn, a fault line under the port of Kobe snapped, and a sleeping city awoke to nightmare. The 7.2- magnitude quake was Japan's deadliest since 1923; more than 6,000 people lost their lives. Photo By Eric Draper /Associated Press
  56. 56. A Young girl peers out from a row of women veiled in the traditional Afgan Burqa covering at a Red Cross distribution center in Kabul, Afganistan in this November 13, 1996 file photo taken by Madrid bureau Associated Press photographer Santiago Lyon. Lyon, 31, won France's Bayeux Prize for War Correspondants Saturday, October 18, 1997, for his photographs of the 1996 takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan, by the Taliban religious militia. Photo By Santiago Lyon /Associated Press
  57. 57. Russian President Boris Yeltsin dances at a rock concert after arriving in Rostov, Monday, June 10, 1996. A new poll gives President Yeltsin his biggest lead yet, over Communist challenger Gennnady Zyganov in the Russian presidential election. Photo By Alexander Zemlianichenko /AP
  58. 58. Presiden t Clinton walks to the podium to deliver a short s tatement on the impeachment inquiry in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Friday, Dec. 11, 1998. Nearing a showdown over the fate of his presidency, President Clinton apologized to the country today for his conduct in the Monica Lewinsky affair and said he would accept a congressional censure or rebuke. Photo By J. Scott Applewhite /AP
  59. 59. Elian Gonzalez is held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, one of the two men who rescued the boy from the ocean, right, as government officials search the home of Lazaro Gonzalez for the young boy, in the early morning, in this April 22, 2000 file photo, in Miami. Photo By Alan Diaz /AP
  60. 60. First Cavalry Division Medic Thomas Cole, of Richmond, Va., wearing a bandage over the left side of his face, tends to an unidentified soldier in a trench at An Thi, Jan. 30, 1966. The trench had been the first line of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese defense until it was taken by American forces. Henri Huet /AP Photo
  61. 61. President John F. Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of a car after being fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president as Secret Service agent Clinton Hill rides on the back of the car. Ike Altgens/AP Photo
  62. 62. Lee Harvey Oswald is led down a corridor of the Dallas police station for another round of questioning in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 23, 1963. Oswald, who denies any involvement in the shooting, is formally charged with murder. AP Photo
  63. 63. First Cavalry Division medic Thomas Cole, of Richmond, Va., right, with one of his own eyes bandaged, continues to treat wounded Staff Sgt. Harrison Pell, of Hazleton, Pa., during a Jan. 30, 1966 firefight at An Thi in the Central Highlands between U.S. troops and a combined North Vietnamese and Vietcong force. AP Photo/Henri Huet
  64. 64. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, center, is surrounded by followers, Feb. 1, 1979, after his arrival at Mehrabad Airport after 14 years of exile. AP Photo
  65. 65. Firefighters turn their hoses full force on civil rights demonstrators July 15, 1963 in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson)
  66. 66. A Rhodesian government soldier holds African villagers at gunpoint, forcing them to hold a push-up position, in Kikidoo, Southern Rhodesia, Sept. 17, 1977. The men are being interrogated about anti-government guerrilla activity. (AP Photo/J. Ross Baughman)
  67. 67. Construction workers take a lunch break on a steel beam atop the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center, New York, Sept. 29, 1932. In the background is the Chrysler Building. AP Photo
  68. 68. Johnny H too, left, a 12-year old Karen boy watches as his twin brother Luther smokes a Myanmar cigar during a meeting with The Associated Press at their jungle base of Ka Mar Pa Law in Myanmar opposite Thailand's Ratchaburi province, 59 miles west of Bangkok, Dec. 6, 1999. Myanmar government forces have seized the base of the fringe rebel group Thursday Jan. 27, 2000, sending the boys fleeing into the jungle. AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong
  69. 69. Rescue workers carry Susan Francisca Murianki, a U.S. Embassy office worker, over the rubble of a collapsed building next to the embassy, Friday, Aug. 7, 1998 in Nairobi, Kenya. Terrorist bombs exploded minutes apart outside the U.S. embassies in the Kenyan and Tanzanian capitals Friday. Americans were among the dead, and the U.S. ambassador to Kenya was injured, the State Department said. More than 40 people were killed and 1,000 wounded in Nairobi alone. AP Photo/Khalil Senosi
  70. 70. In this im age provided by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Gen eral Dwight Eisenhower gives the order of the day, "Full Victory - Nothing Else," to paratroopers somewhere in England just before they board their planes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe, June 6, 1944. AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo
  71. 71. In this ph oto provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a U.S. Coa st Guard landing barge, tightly packed with helmeted soldiers, approaches the shore at Normandy, France, during initial Allied landing operations, June 6, 1944. These barges ride back and forth across the English Channel, bringing wave after wave of reinforcement troops to the Allied beachheads. AP Photo
  72. 72. Survivors of the atomic bomb attack of Nagasaki walk through the destruction as fire rages in the background, Aug. 9, 1945. AP Photo
  73. 73. Jews are rounded up by the Nazis in Warsaw, Poland during the German invasion in World War II, 1943. In the center, a young boy waits to be led away as other women and children look on. AP Photo
  74. 74. Italian Premier Benito Mussolini, left, wearing light uniform, and German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, right, stroll somewhere behind the German-Russian front during their 4-day meeting beginning Aug. 25, 1941. AP Photo
  75. 75. A member of a Thai political faction strikes at the lifeless body of a hanged student outside Thammasat University in Bangkok Oct. 6, 1976. Police stormed the university after students demanded expulsion of a former military ruler and barricaded themselves in the school. AP Photo/Neal Ulevich
  76. 76. Paul Overby, one of two drivers trapped in the cab of a tractor trailer, is pulled to safety by a rope on the Pit River Bridge across Shasta Lake near Redding, Calif., May 3, 1953. Both Overby and co-driver Hank Baum were rescued before the cab burned and fell to the rocks below. Virginia Schau, an amateur photographer using a Kodak Brownie camera, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for this photo. AP Photo/Virginia Schau
  77. 77. An unidentified woman leaps from an upper story to escape the burning Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 7, 1946. Seconds later the woman crashed to her death on the hotel marquee. Altogether 119 persons of the 280 residents lost their lives in the fire of the hotel that had been billed as fireproof. This photo is made by Arnold Hardy, a Georgia Tech student. AP Photo
  78. 78. Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, foreground, Washington policeman, Thomas K. Delehanty, center, and presidential press secretary James Brady, background, lie wounded on a street outside a Washington hotel after shots were fired at U.S. President Reagan on March 30, 1981. McCarthy threw himself into the line of fire and Delehanty, on crowd control duty, was standing close to the gunman, John Warnock Hinckley, Jr., who pushed a pistol through a cluster of bystanders and fired six shots. AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
  79. 79. Olympic broad jump medalists salute during the medals c eremony Aug. 11, 1936 at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. From left on podium are: bronze medalist Jajima of Japan, gold medalist Jesse Owens of the United States and silver medalist Lutz Long of Germany. Long and German Olympic officials give the Nazi salute, while Owens gives a traditional salute. AP Photo
  80. 80. Eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building Aug. 31, 1932. AP Photo
  81. 81. In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1945 picture, a sailor and a nurse kiss in Manhattan's Times Square during celebrations for the end of World War II. The celebration followed the official announcement that Japan had accepted the terms of Potsdam conference and surrendered. AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Victor Jorgensen
  82. 82. A street urchin, name unknown, waits in line outsude St. Thomas' church with a bouquet of flowers, to pay his respects to Mother Calcutta, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997. Thousands of mourners continue to file past her glass-encased coffin inside the church. Photo By David Longstreath /Associated Press
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