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Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour

Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour
VJ Day in Times Square Abraham Lincoln Anne Frank Bikini Atoll Thich Quang Duc – The Burning Monk RMS Maurentania Battle of Gettysburg Albert Einstein Courtesy of the incredibly talented Sanna Dullaway

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