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Some of the Most Famous Photographs in History

  Piles of Rifles surrendered by German soldiers after the end of the second world war, 1945.     Lunch Atop a Skyscraper -1932 This image of workers taking a daredevil’s lunch break at the top of a skyscraper certainly makes the viewer dizzy but it also brings their attention to the very risky life the workers building the Rockefeller Center lead. In the first half of the 20 th century, dozens of workers died after fatal falls during the construction of various skyscrapers.     The Burning Monk - Malcom Browne, 1963 On June 11, 1963, in a street in Saigon, Vietnam, the monk Thich Quang Duc immolated himself as an act of protest over discrimination toward Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. During a demonstration, he asked to be doused with gasoline and demanded that he be set on fire. Associated Press photographer Malcolm Browne was on the scene at the time and captured a stunning image, a world-famous photo that also won a Pulitzer Prize. The American fusion-rap