Photos that changed the world: the 20th century
From the first flight of the Wright brothers to the Normandy landing to Woodstock to the Gulf War, certain photos symbolize whole epochs and have become part of the universal visual memory in a way that few works of paintings have managed to do. Some 90 of the most significant photos of the past 100 years have been selected for this volume to signify events that literally changed the world.
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