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    Marathon runner Joan Benoit Samuelson reacts as she breaks the tape at the finish line to win the 1985 Tufts 10K road race in Boston in 1985.

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    Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his wife Pat, accompanied by Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson ride in an open car through downtown Los Angeles in 1960. The motorcade was part of the schedule on a busy day for the Republican presidential candidate as he resumed his southern California campaign.

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    1979: Pittsburgh Pirates' Tim Foli (10) throws to first as Orioles' Doug DeCinces arrives at second base during the fifth inning of the fifth game of the World Series in Pittsburgh.

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    A Flemish demonstrator, one of thousands who gathered for a march through Brussels to protest against what the Flemings call their subjugation by the French-speaking Walloons, draws back as he is jeered by a crowd of Walloons on the pavement in a Brussels street in 1962.

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    1974: Muhammad Ali chases Dick Sadler, trainer for world heavyweight champion George Foreman, around the Kinshasa sports stadium in Kinshasha, Zaire, where the Ali-Foreman fight is scheduled to be held on October 30.

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    1949: George White and his wife, Dollie Seay White, sit in Lowndes County jail in Valdosta, Ga., after their arrest by Sheriff J.L. Futch, on charges of miscegenation, interracial marriage between a white person and an African-American person. Mrs. White contends her ancestry is traceable to Native American Cherokee Indians and is not of African descent. She has filed a suit in Federal Court charging her children were barred from county schools on grounds of their African blood. Warrants against the couple were sworn to by a member of the county school board.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gestures as he announces plans for a nationwide campaign backed up by demonstrations to seek a guaranteed annual income for the poor at a news conference in Atlanta in 1966. The announcement was made after talks with advisors about what course his Southern Christian Leadership Conference should take. Standing behind Dr. King is Junius Griffin, SCLC's public relations director

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    Mr. and Mrs. John May of Bloomfield, Ct., protest nuclear testing opposite the headquarters of the Soviet United Nations delegation, at left, in New York in 1961. Mrs. May holds signs proclaiming her hunger strike in addition to six days of picketing. Her husband joins her with protest sign.

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    1952: Britain's Prince Charles waves a greeting to crowds outside London Railway Station as members of the Royal Family return from a holiday stay at Balmoral, Scotland. Little Princess Anne, on the lap of her smiling mother, Queen Elizabeth II appears ready to emulate her brother's wave although momentarily nonplused by photographers-flashes. Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister, completes the royal group.

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    Republican candidate Ronald Reagan waves to the crowd after his helicopter landed at Van Nuys Airport in California.

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    Clinging to the running board of a taxi because the interior and top are reserved for luggage, these western nationals are seen crossing the bridge to the International Settlement to escape the perils of Shanghai warfare in 1937.

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    Actress Elizabeth Taylor dances with actor Kirk Douglas in 1961.

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    1930: Aerial view of the construction of the Empire State Building, which has reached 88 storeys.

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    Inventors Thomas A. Edison and Charles Steinmetz, right, are seen in Steinmetz's Schenectady, N.Y. laboratory in 1931.

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    1960: The National Auto Show in Detroit.

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    1977: Anita Bryant has a banana cream pie thrown in her face by Tom Higgins in Den Moines Anita's husband, Bob Green said to let Higgins go untouched as they prayed for him.

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