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The town of Oradour-sur-Glane was massacred on the 10th of June 1944 with over 600 people killed. The city was left just as it was that day as a memorial

The Car of Doctor Desourteaux (from the front)

In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you'll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal. Despite efforts stop the fire it still burns today and could burn for 250 years. Some houses still stand but most have been demolished. 'Silent Hill' was based on this town

Abandoned Town of Centralia, Pennsylvania | Urban Ghosts

This is Krampus. In the folklore of Alpine cultures, Krampus comes along with St. Nick on Christmas. Good children get presents, and bad children get stuffed in a satchel by a black demon, carried home to his lair and roasted alive. Now BE GOOD.

Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark's legalisation of same-sex partnership registration in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment.

Prescott firefighter Wade Ward touches a Granite Mountain Hot Shots crew shirt draped over a burned cactus on July 23 in Yarnell, Ariz. The fenced site is where 19 firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire on June 30. Matt York, AP

The day in pictures

Left to Right: Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James & Charlie Bowdre. Photo believed to have been taken in New Mexico in 1879.

JAPANESE ZERO FIGHTER | KAMIKAZE! A Japanese Zero kamikaze fighter about to ... | Current Aff ...

In April and May 1945, there were approximately 5000 suicides in the city of Berlin.

Firefighter Kevin Shea of Ladder 35 lies semi-conscious in debris field with Firefighter Ritchie Nogan of 113 standing over him. Shea was the only survivor of his unit. He was carried out by Nogan, two EMS workers and photographer Todd Maisel. (Photo by Todd Maisel/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

In Bastogne, Bill Guarnere risked his life to save his friend, Sgt. Joe Toye. The cost was losing his leg.

1914-1945: Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.

George Luz and 'Babe' Heffron, Easy Company 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. The REAL Band of Brothers!

Photo: Paratroopers of the U.S. 1st Airborne Division land near Wesel, Germany on March 24, 1945.

Moira Smith, the NYPD officer who rescued people from the WTC, went back to get more and was killed when the south tower collapsed. She was the only female police officer to die on 9/11.