France. Paris. 1952. Funeral of French poet Paul Eluard. Left to right: Elsa Triolet, Louis Aragon, Dominique Eluard and Picasso.
Soviet Union. Republic of Tatarstan. Naberezhnye Chelny. 1973. Celebration of the Petrochemical factory. (On May 25th, USSR celebrates Chemistry).
Germany. Dessau. A transit camp was located between the Amer ican and Soviet zones organised for refugees; political prisoners, POW's, STO's (Forced Labourers), displaced persons,
returning from the Eastern front of Germany that had been liberated by the Soviet Army. A young Belgian woman and former Gestapo informer, being identified as she tried to hide in the
crowd. April 1945.
France. Paris. French writer Albert Camus. 1944.
Italy. Basilicata. Grassano. 1973. Pilgrimage to St Innocent.
Beijing. December 1948. Final days of the Kuomintang.
Beijing. December 1948. This impervious old man at the right is a eunuch who once served in the court of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi when the Imperial Court counted 400 eunuchs.
They served as chamberlains to the emperors and their concubines. By 1949, only 40 eunuchs still survived and they were living in a monastery.
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