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Photograph 51 by Raymond Gosling under the direction of Rosalind Franklin. First real image of DNA.

Photograph 51 by Raymond Gosling under the direction of Rosalind Franklin. First real image of DNA.

4th of July Simi Valley firework explosion

4th of July Simi Valley firework explosion

Wreckage of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash taken by one of its survivors.

Wreckage of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash taken by one of its survivors.

2010: United States Army repeals the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy prohibiting openly gay servicemen.

2010: United States Army repeals the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy prohibiting openly gay servicemen.

Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, 1955
 

Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, 1955

 

Burning Man

Burning Man

Felix Baumgartner breaking the sound barrier. The first and only human to accomplish this in free fall.

Felix Baumgartner breaking the sound barrier. The first and only human to accomplish this in free fall.

Queen

Queen

Man on Wire
High-wire artist Philippe Petit walking between the twin towers of New York Cities World Trade Center, 1974.

Man on Wire

High-wire artist Philippe Petit walking between the twin towers of New York Cities World Trade Center, 1974.

Usain Bolt winning gold running 200m in 19.30 seconds

Usain Bolt winning gold running 200m in 19.30 seconds