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Hans Conrad Schumann en train de sauter les barbelés séparant la RDA de la RFA.  (1961)

Bernauer Strasse Hans Conrad Schumann jumping the fence to the west.

Terrified Baby who survived the Japanese bombing of Shanghai's South Station August 28 1937 [960x783]

Terrified Baby who survived the Japanese bombing of Shanghai's South Station August 28 1937 [960x783]

Berlin im August 1961 Die Stadt wird durch die Mauer geteilt und Menschen im Sowjetsektor nutzen spontan die letzte Gelegenheit zur Flucht in den Westteil Berlins

Berlin im August 1961 Die Stadt wird durch die Mauer geteilt und Menschen im Sowjetsektor nutzen spontan die letzte Gelegenheit zur Flucht in den Westteil Berlins

The famous picture of Red Army soldier Mikhail Alekseevich Yegorov of Soviet 756 Rifle Regiment flying the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 2 May 1945. For the Soviet authorities this was the best of several images taken at the time – but a problem emerged only after it had been first published

Soviet Flag raised above the Reichstag - Soviet Union soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev, and Georgij Bulatov raising the flag on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany in May, The photograph was taken by Yevgeny Khaldei.

berlin, 27-28 october 1961

berlin, 27-28 october 1961

A young woman escaping to Westberlin 1961

On this day 1961: Berlin wall is erected

On Eloff St, Johannesburg, 1967

On Eloff St, Johannesburg, 1967

German Soldier Fleeing East Berlin, right before the installment of the Berlin Wall

NVA soldier Conrad Schumann defecting to West Berlin during the wall's early days in

London Can Take It - Public Service Broadcasting

London readers continue to browse at a bombed-out library, WWII. Readers browsing through the bomb-damaged library of Holland House, London,

5:00 P.M. September 3rd 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right

5:00 P.M. September 3rd 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right

ORIGINAL CAPTION: " "Aryan" women who were the mothers of "child-rich" families were given extra food, home help, and holidays. They were even awarded medals. A German mother who has just received the Mother's Cross pushes a baby carriage, accompanied by two of her older children in their Hitler Youth and League of German Girls uniforms. Berlin, Germany, 1942."

A German mother who has just received the Mother’s Cross pushes a baby carriage, accompanied by two of her older children in their Hitler Youth and League of German Girls uniforms. Berlin, Germany, USHMM Artifact Gallery: Receipient of the Mother's Cross

Jean-Pierre Rey - La Marianne de Mai 68, Francia, 1968.

Jean-Pierre Rey: Girl Waving Flag During General Strike, Paris, May 1968 LIFE‘s May 1968 coverage of the Paris uprisings: “ The street battle of Paris began with student demonstrations and swiftly.

Bob Adelman, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, 1963.  “The police and firemen used a brute show of force to try to stop the ongoing demonstrations. It didn’t work on this day. Rather than fleeing, the protestors hung on to each other and were able to stand up to the full fury of the water, though not without casualties. I have never witnessed such cruelty. There was almost as much moisture behind the lens as in front.”

10 Essential Civil Rights Movement Photographers

“Fireman turn high powered hoses against demonstrators in Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 by Bob Adelman”

Instead of getting on the busses, people in Montgomery even walked in the rain to where they needed to go.

Black History Month Photos: Day of Pilgrimage protest begins on December with black Montgomery citizens walking to work, part of their boycott of buses in the wake of the Rosa Parks incident. (Photo by Grey Villet//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)