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"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history books...

By Yevgeny Khaldei - A shell shocked reindeer looking on as World War II planes drop bombs. This powerful photo shows a scene of man made destruction that is totally at odds with nature which reduces a once majestic and powerful animal to a daze of confusion.

Katherine Cathey presses her pregnant belly on the coffin of her husband Marine 2nd. Lt. Jim Cathey, who was serving overseas. Oh my heart

During the years of 2007-2011, Maggie Smith continued to film the final Harry Potter movies, all while battling breast cancer. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince, she had shingles and was forced to wear a wig in order to continue filming. On the subject, Smith said, “If there’s work to do I'll do it. I’ve still got to stagger through the last Harry Potter. The cancer was hideous. It takes the wind out of your sails and I don’t know what the future holds, if anything... This woman is amazing.

Jack & Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years.

Seattle Underground, Washington What remains of old Seattle has become a popular stop for history buffs and adventure seekers, with the old network of now-underground passageways that were once ground level in the mid-19th century. The city, literally, rebuilt on top of itself.

Here's how one makes a brilliant statement--Homeowner' Association said no American flags could be flown in anyone's yard. This was the homeowner's response!