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Soweto school strike and uprising 1976. The walkout by pupils at Orlando West Junior School in Soweto on 30 April 1976 in protest at being taught in Afrikaans was the fuse of the movement that came to be led by Nelson Mandela and which overthrew apartheid in South Africa. By June, Soweto was in revolt and some 600 people had been killed by the police and army. But the uprising established the jailed Mandela’s ANC as a guiding force for liberation and was immediately heeded in Britain.

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The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced

Chinese Song Class submarine. One popped up near US carrier USS Kitty Hawk during a naval exercise. #china #submarine #carrier

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The Forbidden City. Henry Cartier-Bresson, Beijing, 1948. After all these years I still find HC-B pictures I've never seen before...

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A Sudan People's Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan's independence from Sudan.

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Snapshot of Chinese submarine 372. A submarine is launching a missile on the sea. The submarine (hull number: 372), a new-type of conventional submarine commissioned to the South China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), berths at a naval base located at the Yalong Bay in Sanya city, south China's Hainan province. (Chinamil.com.cn/Wan Juncheng)

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30 Political Propaganda Posters from Modern History

This poster depicts two People’s Liberation Army soldiers holding two books. The left book read “Soviet Army Defeated 1,200,000 German Nazi, Italian, Japanese and other countries’ soldiers during World War Two” and the right reads “Chinese People’s Liberation Army defeated 8 million soldiers from American Imperialist sponsored Chiang Kai-Chek’s army. At the bottom, defeated Americans hold dollar sign flags, and in writing it says “Next year we can accumulate 3 million soldiers”...FEB16

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World War II Liberation of the Netherlands south of the Rhine, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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Paula Lebovics points to herself in a group photo taken the day that Auschwitz was freed by the Soviet army, 70 years later.

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The Battle for Normandy: A British soldier in Caen after its liberation, gives a helping hand to an elderly lady amongst the scene of utter devastation. The town had been substantially destroyed during the bombardment, leaving large numbers of the population homeless. By Capt. E G Malindine, No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit. (rw)

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Pictures of the day: 22 July 2014

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers shout as they hold guns and practise in a drill during a organized media tour at a PLA engineering school in Beijing

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