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25 Incredible Pictures That Will Change Your View Of History

A look back through time, presented by Getty Images.

1. A group of tourists sunbathing atop the Great Pyramids in Giza.

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2. Walt Disney overcome with pure joy on the opening day of Disneyland in 1955.

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3. The luxurious main dining hall of the RMS Titanic.

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4. The steel beams of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, reaching upward in 1888.

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5. A human silhouette scorched into the earth after the atomic explosion in Hiroshima.

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6. The Hollywoodland sign watching over Los Angeles in 1925.

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7. Australia's Sydney Opera House in the early stages of its construction in 1973.

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8. The World Trade Center begining to rise over New York City in 1971.

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9. A group of Las Vegas tourists enjoying front-row seats to an atomic test in 1953.

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10. A couple holding their newborn babies for their grandparents on the other side of the Berlin Wall to see in 1961.

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11. A Native American man standing on the roof of Alcatraz during the 1970 Alcatraz Occupation.

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12. The Statue of Liberty's left arm being constructed in Paris during the winter of 1882.

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13. The scorched aftermath of a B-25 bomber crash into the side of the Empire State Building in 1945.

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14. A Japanese man sailing a junk with Mount Fuji looming in the background, circa 1890s.

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15. London in smoldering ruins following the Nazi blitz of Dec. 29, 1940.

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16. The empty halls of London's National Gallery after everything was hidden from the Nazis during World War II.

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17. Victory fireworks lighting up Moscow's Red Square after the end of World War II was declared, in 1945.

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18. The London Tower Bridge with its middle missing in the late 19th century.

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19. A partially completed Mt. Rushmore in the 1930s, after 500,000 tons of granite had already been removed.

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20. Archeologist Howard Carter inspecting King Tut's golden sarcophagus after opening Tut's tomb in 1923.

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21. A Hooverville encampment in New York City's Central Park, where many lived during the Great Depression.

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22. When Niagara Falls had its water "turned off" in 1969 for an erosion study.

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23. This group of fishermen enjoying a view of the Golden Gate Bridge under construction in 1930s.

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24. The Madison Square Garden arena under construction in New York City during 1966.

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25. And the United States Capitol without its top in 1859.

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