Anne Frank Would Have Been 86 This Month. Celebrate Her Life With These Photos.

Anne Frank scrapbook schoolgirl

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Decades have passed since Anne Frank’s death, and the world could still take a page from her diary. 15-year-old Frank’s life ended at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, just a few weeks shy of the camp’s liberation. Frank’s remarkable spirit would be remembered by and shared with millions through her diary, which was returned to her father by his colleagues Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl and published soon after the end of World War II.

June 12th marked what would have been Anne Frank’s 86th birthday. With that in mind, we look back at her short, yet remarkable life through pictures and excerpts of the famed diary.

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A Constellation Of Temples Composes Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan Myanmar

Smack in the middle of Myanmar is Bagan, an ancient city composed primarily of Buddhist temples. From the ninth through the 13th centuries, Bagan served as the cultural and economic capital of the Pagan Empire, with a constellation of over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries being constructed within that time period.

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Better Know a Pope: Pope Joan

As veteran Vatican watchers can attest, the papacy doesn’t set very high standards on who can occupy it. Basically, in order to be the pope, you have to be Catholic, officially celibate, and male. That last one is really important for some reason. It might even be more important than the first two put together.

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Better Know A Saint: Philip Neri

Saint Philip Flowers

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Everybody knows that one jerk who’s always bright and chipper and who never has a bad word to say about anybody else. Everything these people do seems calculated to make the ordinary sinners around them look bad, especially since they’re not actually trying to make others look bad. 16th-century Rome was the last place on Earth you’d expect to find one of these people.

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