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Where Al-Qaeda Began: 48 Photos From The Soviet-Afghan War

Where Al-Qaeda Began: 48 Photos From The Soviet-Afghan War

The events that transpired during the war would yield effects that the world continues to deal with today.
48 Snapshots Of Life In The Real Wild West

48 Snapshots Of Life In The Real Wild West

John Wayne-type films got some things about the American West right -- but even more things wrong.
27 Raw Images That Document The Birth Of The Blues

27 Raw Images That Document The Birth Of The Blues

In the early 1930s, the Lomax brothers headed South to document the music coming from African-American porches, and the people making the music.
“I Am America”: 30 Stirring Photos Of Muhammad Ali’s Heroism Outside The Ring

“I Am America”: 30 Stirring Photos Of Muhammad Ali’s Heroism Outside The Ring

Muhammad Ali took the world by storm both inside and outside of the boxing ring.
Good Times Coming Back Again: 30 Images Of The End Of Prohibition

Good Times Coming Back Again: 30 Images Of The End Of Prohibition

After over a decade of dryness, the U.S. opened itself up to alcohol again — and people celebrated en masse.
44 Stunning Photos Of China Before Its Communist Transformation

44 Stunning Photos Of China Before Its Communist Transformation

Communist revolutionaries in China sought to erase any and all vestiges of "Old" China. Here's what that place looked like.
Children And Segregation: 38 Photos Of Little Minds And Big Hatred

Children And Segregation: 38 Photos Of Little Minds And Big Hatred

In many instances, children -- not adults -- stood at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Incredible Stories Of The First Animals In Space, In 40 Photos

The Incredible Stories Of The First Animals In Space, In 40 Photos

Before Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong came Laika the Soviet space dog and Ham the Chimpanzee.
24 Before-And-After Photos From The Early Days of Plastic Surgery

24 Before-And-After Photos From The Early Days of Plastic Surgery

Modern plastic surgery has its roots in war and medical necessity.
41 Photos Of The Inuit People Before And After Canada Ravaged Their Way Of Life

41 Photos Of The Inuit People Before And After Canada Ravaged Their Way Of Life

In the mid 20th century, the Canadian government attempted to make Inuits "modern." Along the way, the people lost their entire culture.
Colonialism’s Cages: When Indigenous People Were Placed In Human Zoos

Colonialism’s Cages: When Indigenous People Were Placed In Human Zoos

Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Westerners viewed non-white cultures as foreign objects to gawk at.