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50 Influential Photographs That Changed Our World

Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania.

Apollo 11 crew members capture mankind’s first physical brush with the moon in July, 1969.

Influential Photographs Man On Moon

Source: SD Wall Pic

Robert Capa immortalizes the treatment of French women who were believed to have been Nazi collaborators during liberation “ugly carnivals” in 1944, France.

Influential Photographs Shaming Nazi Collaborators

Source: Joe Humphrey

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Women Of Hell’s Angels, 1965

Old Ladies Hells Angels 1965

Source: Time

The United States has had a rebellious streak from its inception, and its mid 20th century incarnation–Hell’s Angels—proves no exception. Photographer Bill Ray and writer Joe Bride described the leathered outlaws as a new breed of rebel that “absolutely despised everything that most Americans value and strive for. They rode their bikes, hung out in bars for days at a time, fought with anyone that messed with them. It was extraordinary to be around.”

And yet even within this rebellious sect, gender divisions bore a strong resemblance to more mainstream society. Of particular interest to the LIFE duo was the role that women played within the club. Women would come and go, and many of them were as young as teenagers. During Hell’s meetings, they would wait patiently in another room, not allowed to take part in the discussion.

Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John Lennon

For a man who arguably did more than any other person to influence what the 1960s sounded like, John Lennon was a surprisingly private figure. Even today, more than three decades after his death and in a world full of people who still consider themselves his fans, it’s possible to be surprised by some of the less-known facts about the rock icon. Here are ten facts that might surprise you about the life of John Lennon:

10) He Didn’t Like The Sound Of His Own Voice

Singing Color

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According to George Martin, by way of biographer Ray Coleman, John was never satisfied with the way he sounded on vinyl. Martin said that Lennon had “an intense dislike of his own voice,” and was forever asking for more effects to be added to alter his vocals.

9) He Once Got Suspended From School For Pornography

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Berlin At The End Of World War Two

Berlin After WW2

At the tail end of World War Two, Germany was in financial, political and physical ruins. The war wiped out around 11% of its population, took from it 25% of its territory, and reduced its agricultural productivity levels to a fraction of what they were before the war. To the dismay of some of its beneficiaries, Marshall Plan funds were disbursed to West Germany from 1949 to 1952, where it received $1.45 billion in economic and technical aid. Proving that the definition of an enemy is inherently situational, when the Cold War began to heat up in the 50s, NATO allowed West Germany to join its ranks. Total recovery soon followed suit.