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An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961.  The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.

Boston Fire. 1976 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, Stanley J. Forman

Boston Fire. 1976 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, Stanley J. Forman

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

Kate looked relaxed before the service began and wore a cream Alexander McQueen outfit

Prince George christening will be attended by just five senior royals

Kate looked relaxed before the service began and wore a cream Alexander McQueen outfit

Space shuttle Atlantis launches--the 42nd space shuttle flight on August 2, 1991. A remote camera at the 275 foot level of the fixed surface structure took this picture.

Space shuttle Atlantis launches--the 42nd space shuttle flight on August 2, 1991. A remote camera at the 275 foot level of the fixed surface structure took this picture.

The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot, and Edward H. White II, pilot, on a four-day, 62-revolution mission.

The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot, and Edward H. White II, pilot, on a four-day, 62-revolution mission.

A pilot ejects moments before his plane crashes in Alberta, Canada.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-do-we-have-the-courage-to-stop-this.html?hpw

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-do-we-have-the-courage-to-stop-this.html?hpw

Nik Wallendas Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls.

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