interesting pics in history

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  1. The Banks

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    What's the story about this and what are they showing us in the blow up?
     
  2. JonathanCoachman

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    Flicking off the camera was a common practice for our POWs when their Northern Vietnamese captors photographed them. John McCain participated I believe.
     
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  3. The Banks

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    ah I see it now, thanks
     
  4. Redav

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    I am guessing the bird isn't universal.
     
  5. Talking Head

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    North Dakota Blizzard 1966
     
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  6. BayouMafia

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    is it just me or is that a lot of snow?
     
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  7. Redav

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    Either that or the most unsafe power lines ever produced.
     
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  8. JonathanCoachman

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    Is there a reason why I can't view anything hosted on imgur all of a sudden?
     
  9. SWIMFAN

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    google chrome laughs at yalls shit ass browsers
     
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  10. JonathanCoachman

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    That's what I'm using. I've got about 5 pages of pictures that I can't see and it is very heartbreaking.
     
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  11. The Banks

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    same here, can't be a browser problem, must be something else
     
  12. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    nostalg'ing hard with chrome.
     
  13. FAULK

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    Mother of God.
     
  14. The Banks

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    how much snow did they get?
     
  15. Beemer

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    if they were as tall back then as they are now it looks like about 34 ft
     
  16. K T

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    Found the story for this one crazy.

    "
    Soweto. South Africa: Its not yet dawn when Greg Marinovich and Associated Press reporter Tom Cohen stumble onto a gunfight between supporters of the African National Congress and the predominantly Zulu Inkatha Freedom Party. A train pulls into a nearby station; a Zulu man, Lindsaye Tshabalala, disembarks. "He could have been returning from a night shift or making an early start to visit friends," says Marinovich.
    ANC youths seize Tshabalaia. "They began to stone and stab him. I watched in shock as he fell to the ground." The assault intensifies; finally, "a man hauled out a massive, shiny Howie knife and stabbed hard into the victim's chest. My heart was racing and I had difficulty taking deep enough breaths. I called out 'Who is he?’ ‘What’s he done?’ A voice from the crowd replied. "He's an Inkatha spy."
    When Marinovich tries to argue, the attackers insist he stop taking pictures. Marinovich says, "I'll stop raking pictures when you stop killing him." The brutal attack continues. "For those crucial minutes, it was as if I lost my grasp of what was going on. The pictures I kept mechanically snapping off would later substitute for the events my memory could not recall."
    The Zulu now lies motionless on the ground. Marinovich is momentarily drawn away by an attack on another man. "Suddenly, I heard a hollow 'whoof’ and women began to ululate in a celebration of victory. Dread filled me. The man I thought dead was running across the field below us. His body enveloped in flames. A bare-chested, barefoot man ran into view and swung a machete into the mans blazing skull as a frantic young boy fled from this vision of hell."
    Marinovich makes it back to his car. "I pulled over and. closing my eyes, began to beat the steering wheel with my fists. I could finally scream."

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  17. ths

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    Speaking of the Mars Rover, have these not been posted in here yet?

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    image 2

    Didn't embed due to their size. First pictures taken from Martian landscape.
     
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  18. jplaYa

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    Looks like Tatooine to me.
     
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  19. Bar None

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    The way I understand it is the US asked the Vietnamese for proof the POWs were being treated well (which they weren't) and the POWs flipped off the camera as a hint, which was later blurred out (or corrected) in publication.
     
  20. Verbal Kint

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    That is an unprecendented level of smuggy swag right there. I know nothing about his life but I want to be him
     
  21. i am a bammer

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    fwiw, the color is added after the pics are taken. same with the hubble. here's what it sends back

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    here's what the sun's true color is accoring to NASA

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  22. DAT.ass

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    looks like David Blaine just kickin back being a fuckin boss!
     
  23. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

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    I thought this was gonna have a good ending, with him somehow surviving.

    :tebow:
     
  24. blacktide205

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    It's in Africa. They don't have good endings there.
     
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  25. RGClemson05

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    His life ended up being kinda shitty. He did party hard for a while and bought a huge estate (now owned by the Guinness brewing family). However, he ended up going broke.

    He made an attempt to get his kingdom back by reaching out to the Russian czar. However, the Brits were tailing him the whole time.
     
  26. Big Meech

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    Nor when they come over here :awesomeface:
     
  27. Arkie Proud

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    Same here. Using Chrome and the images aren't visible. Right-clicking to "Open in new tab" just says, "403 - Forbidden"
     
  28. Mr. Bean

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    same. but for some reason if i c&p the url into another tab it works (sometimes) :idk:
     
  29. dahldennsull

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    It's just the look on his face like "Dammit man/We should've done something/I wish you knew when to stop" etc. Just amazing regret that this event happened. Just eats you up inside
     
  30. UNIpanther98

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    Another Tibetan set himself on fire at a protest after the Chinese president came to India for the meeting of the BRICS. So far this year roughly 30 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest to Chinese rule in Tibet.
     
  31. chet fire

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    How hard would it be to buy NASA a freaking color camera?
     
  32. lazy bum

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    I assume it's an issue with the size of the data packets sent back to Earth.
     
  33. bags

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    TOASTY

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  34. Beemer

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    So here it's a drive-by, Africa its a knife attack, How do blacks in Europe kill random people?
     
  35. i am a bammer

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  36. Beemer

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    they kill innocent people with [​IMG]?
     
  37. i am a bammer

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    those blacks are from england and were trying to be gangster

    /failedjoke
     
  38. Beemer

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    feel free to fix the picture
     
  39. Talking Head

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    President John F Kennedy, centre, is briefed about NASA's space programme during a tour of Cape Canaveral mission control room in 1962

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    Watching the First Space Launch

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    Lyndon Johnson and Spyro Agnew watching liftoff of Apollo 11
     
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  40. Corduroy

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    It's actually not as much snow as it appears. The power lines in that area of North Dakota aren't that tall for some reason, or so say the inhabitants from that region now on reddit.
     
  41. Corduroy

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    Speaking of keeping up international relations,

    Giving the finger to the North Koreans, 1968. The crew of the USS Pueblo was captured, and this was the propaganda photo they took.

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  42. Corduroy

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  43. Corduroy

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    The Polish in me always loves seeing this, even if it might be staged

    German soldier at the moment of death, Russia 1941

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  44. Corduroy

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    I bet all these dudes got laid that night. Coming home, New York Harbor, 1945. These men all served in Italy.

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  45. Corduroy

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    Lincoln visiting the battlefield at Antietam, MD. October 3, 1862

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  46. Corduroy

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    Damage to Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska caused by the Good Friday earthquake (clearly God's doing) in 1964

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  47. Corduroy

    Corduroy I'm out combing the desert.
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  48. Corduroy

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    and of course

    Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with Russian MIR Spacestation, 1995

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