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BANGLADESH WEATHER
A landless peasant family wrap up their children to ward off chilly winds in Aricha, northern Bangladesh Monday, Dec. 18, 1995. News reports Monday, said that the cold winds sweeping the Aricha district, 40 kilometers north of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, claimed the lives of a further 12 children, bring the death toll to 27. (AP Photo/Paval Rahman)

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WWII USA New York Alice Marble
Alice Marble, United States Tennis Champion, looks out from the seat of an ambulance to be sent to Great Britain. She accepted it on, Dec.18, 1940, in New York on behalf of the chairmanship of the tennis division of the British-American Ambulances Corps sports committee. (AP Photo)

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PARKS COMMISSIONER ROBERT MOSES
Parks Commissioner Robert Moses is photographed at Pierrepont Plaza Park, Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 11, 1956. The new Brooklyn-Queens Expressway runs under the bluff where the commissioner is standing. In the background is the Manhattan skyline. (AP Photo)

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MOSES SENATE HEARING
Robert Moses, chairman of the New York State agency that seeks to build new power plants at Niagara Falls, testifies before the Senate Public Works Committee in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1954. Moses said that the General Power Commission should decide who is to build the power plant. Moses opposed House-approved legislation to give five New York utility companies authority to construct and administer the project. (AP Photo)

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WORLD'S FAIR MOSES
Robert Moses, the man behind the New York World's Fair, poses next to a block map of the fair's layout on April 22, 1964 in New York. (AP Photo)

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ROBERT MOSES
Robert Moses, president of the World's Fair, is shown in New York City on March 11, 1960. (AP Photo)

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Robert Moses
Robert Moses, builder, parks, parkways developer, pointing at a map of the Hempstead Park intersection under construction in New York, June 29, 1956. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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Robert Moses
Robert Moses, chairman of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, talking with modern art gallery owner Huntington Hartford, pointing to Columbus Circle landmark in New York, March 16, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Robert Moses 1957
New York City Park Commissioner Robert Moses arrives home after a month in Italy amid reports that two New York Baseball teams will move to the West Coast, June 4, 1957, New York. Moses said it would be a great pity if the Dodgers and Yankees were to leaves New York. But he declared that Dodgers business is really at the end of the Park Departments list of things to do. Moses also said there were a lot of constructive things to do around New York besides argue about the Dodgers. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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NEWLYWEDS JOSEPH MAGDA GOEBBELS
Dr. Joseph Goebbels and his wife, Magda Quandt, are shown after their wedding in Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 18, 1931. Directly behind the bride's son at right is Adolf Hitler, wearing hat. (AP Photo)

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House where Jack Diamond was shot and killed
The rooming house in Albany, New York where Jack “Legs” Diamond, gang leader, was shot and killed on Dec. 18, 1931, presumably by rival gangsters. The upper right window leads to the room where Diamond, returning from a celebration of his latest acquittal, grappled with his rivals who shot him three times in the head and then threw his body across the bed. The tiny house was soon the center of a morbidly curious throng who had followed Diamond’s career throughout. He had escaped death three times before at the hands of his enemies. (AP Photo)

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Train Wrangler 1932
William Connolly, known as the 11th Avenue Cowboy, is shown on the job guiding trains down the avenue and navigating the heavy traffic on the street in New York, Dec. 18, 1932. (AP Photo)

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Bororo Indian
The Bororo Indian lives mostly on that which can be killed with the bow and arrow. Here, a man holds a large fish and a bow somewhere in Brazil, Dec. 18, 1931. (AP Photo)

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White Rajahs Brooke Family
The Ranee (Queen consort) of Sarawak, Margaret Brooke, is pictured holding a map in her hotel room in New York, Dec. 18, 1941. She is the wife of Sir Charles Vyner Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak, which has been invaded by the Japanese. She was en route to London when the Pacific war interrupted her trip to New York. Sir Charles is in Sarawak (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

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Hong Kong
Two Chinese armies are battling towards Hong Kong to aid the besieged British Garrison. Hong Kong has many square miles of brick buildings such as these shown on Dec. 18, 1941. Less than a mile away, across the water is Kowloon, now occupied by the Japanese. From Kowloon, Hong Kong can be unmercifully blasted by siege guns. (AP Photo)

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WWII England Home Guard Camouflage Suit
A member of the British Ministry of Health Home Guard is wearing a camouflage suit on Dec. 18, 1941, made by Mrs. Lancod, who has been evacuated to Ely, Cambridgeshire. This camouflage suit was one of a number of exhibits of clothes, rugs, toys, etc., made by women evacuees, on view at the Ministry of Health. The display, said Ernest Brown, Minister of Health, originated from the welfare clubs up and down the country, and many of the clothes on view were made from odd scraps of garments. (AP Photo)

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SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936
A Spanish woman stands amid the ruins of her home in Madrid as the battle for the capital rages on, Dec. 18, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Cleveland Indians Peckinpaugh 1938
Roger Peckinpaugh, former major league shortstop, began spring training in his Cleveland home by playing train with his eight-year-old son, John, Dec. 18, 1938. Peckinpaugh, former Cleveland manger, was appointed pilot of the New Orleans club of the southern association on Saturday. (AP Photo)

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Rise Stevens
Opera Singer Rise Stevens, soon to make her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, is seated beside a piano in New York, NY, on Dec. 18, 1938. (AP Photo)

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WWII England ATS Girls Salvage Shells
Salvaging and servicing shells, live ones that have not gone off, and new ones straight from the factory is the latest job to be tackled by the A.T.S. and one that has never been handled by women before. One Lance Corporal and 16 Privates are doing it, and constitute in effect Britain's first bombing squad. Shells that have been found faulty, or ammunition that has deteriorated in storage or transport, are sent to the factory for repair where the girls work. A.T.S. girls removing from the shells their cardboard cases which have become swollen with moisture, Dec. 18, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Lana Turner
Lana Turner and her husband, Stephen Crane arrive at a theater in Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 18, 1943. Lana Turner is wearing a new style short length black velvet evening gown with a mink coat casually thrown over her shoulders, also carrying a large envelope bag. (AP Photo)

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WWII North America United States Chinese Forces 1943 - 1945
Chinese officers touring military installations in this country found much to interest them at the Ordnance School, Maryland Dec. 18, 1944. While they inspected an artillery piece. Left to right: Maj. Ralph J. Russo, Director, Technical Training, Ordnance School; Lt. Col. Z. H. Lin; Capt. Halsted James, Jr., Chief Artillery Section, explaining a feature of the gun; Lt. Col. C. S. Chang and Maj. H. C. Chang. (AP Photo)

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WWII Gilbert Islands
Corp. John C. Smith, of Gadsden, Ala., sits in a bathtub on Makin Island, Kiribati on Dec. 18, 1943 after the island’s capture from the Japanese. The tub was the only one on the island and useless because it had been pierced by a shell fragment. (AP Photo/Clarence Hamm)

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WWII North America United States Chinese Forces 1943 - 1945
Lt. Col. Z. H. Lin sits in driver’s seat of a breakdown model of a tank at the Ordnance School during the Chinese delegation inspection of military equipment in Maryland Dec. 18, 1944. Instructing Col. Lin is Capt. F. F. Fountain (right) chief of Automotive section. Others L to R: Maj. Ralph Russo, Lt. Col. C. S. Chang and Maj. H. C. Chang. (AP Photo)

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