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    Leon Samson, 24-year-old showman, grimaces as an automobile is driven across his chest at Perth, Australia on 1960. Samson said the towel on his chest is to prevent the wheel from tearing his flesh.

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    Roger Rom, wilderness guide, believes the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be preserved for its natural beauty and wildlife habitat. He would like Congress to designate the 1.5 million acre coastal plain an official wilderness area. He is sitting by Lake Schrader, in a part of the refuge already designated wilderness in 1986.

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    After 2,000 jobs are made available for park improvements and repairs, about 5,000 unemployed people gather outside City Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1930 during the Great Depression.

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    Young women of the National Socialist Party and thousands of followers gather at a mass rally to hear Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at Potsdam, Germany, in 1932.

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    George "Machine Gun" Kelly, with his wife Kathryn beside him, wipes blood from his head after an altercation with guards in a courthouse elevator in Oklahoma City, Okla. in 1933. A guard tried to hurry Mrs. Kelly down the corridor; she slapped him full in the face and, as he returned the favor, Kelly raised his manacled hands as if to strike. Another guard hit him twice with the butt of his revolver.

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    Sean Lennon and his mother Yoko Ono are joined by, left to right, Mayor Ed Koch, Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, and Assemblyman Andy Stein at the dedication of Strawberry Fields in memory of John Lennon in 1985, in Central Park in New York.

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    Ernest Hemingway and his wife Mary Welsh attend a bullfight in Madrid in 1956.

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    The morning after a direct hit had been scored by a high explosive bomb on St. Matthew's Hospital in London in 1940. In spite of the night’s experiences nurses are on the job rescuing blankets and other bedding from among the debris.

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    In 1931, Al Capone listens to government charges of income tax evasion in federal court in Chicago, Ill. Seated in the foreground is Capone's attorney, Michael Ahern.

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    Italian actress Eleonora Duse is shown in 1923.

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    The newest flying ambulance of the British American Ambulance Corps at the Municipal Skyport at the foot of Wall Street in New York in 1941. Miss Gertrude Lawrence, English actress, is presenting a bouquet of roses to Captain Alan E. Burden, Veteran of 14 years with the Royal Air Force and former personal pilot of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who, flying the Cape Codder from the Skyport, dropped them in the Atlantic in memory of R.A.F. flyers who have lost their lives fighting for Britain and freedom. The new $33,000 twin-motored amphibian airplane ambulance, capable of carrying four with a pilot and medical attendant, which will soon be shipped overseas, is the gift of 35,000 residents of Cape Cod.

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    Relatives of crewmen of the hijacked Italian luxury liner 'Achille Lauro' anxiously wait outside shipping company headquarters in Naplesin 1985.

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