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11 Incredible Photos Taken Just Before History Was Made

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Tank Man At Tiananmen Square

This photo was taken moments before the tanks stopped in front of an unidentified man in Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, China.

It was June 5, 1989, when a stranger only known as "Tank Man" became the focus of history's most iconic image of resistance. He bravely stood down four Chinese tanks during protests against political corruption.

This photo might not be the history maker, but it reveals just how large and threatening the row of tanks must have been in contrast to a single, brave man.

Stuart Franklin via Wikimedia

Adolf Hitler's Death

You are looking at what is largely believed to be the last picture of Adolf Hitler ever taken.

The image of Hitler and his adjutant, Julius Schaub, observe the ruins of the Reich chancellery on April 29, 1945.

One day later, Hitler would murder his wife, dog and then commit suicide.

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Amelia Earhart's Mysterious Disappearance

This is the final known photo of Earhart.

The famed pilot bids her husband, George P. Putnam farewell in Miami. On June 1, 1937, Earhart set off on her doomed journey that ended when she disappeared over the Central Pacific Ocean.

Bettmann/Contributor via Getty Images

Moments before his execution, this nexto photo captures the soldiers' steely resolve...

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