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Los Angeles during the riots 1992: LA in flames after 'not guilty' verdict

Fierce rioting breaks out in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King.

Buckingham Palace 1993: Queen to open Palace doors
Buckingham Palace will open to the public for the first time in a bid to raise funds to repair Windsor Castle.

Tanks on the streets of Kabul 1978: Afghan coup rebels claim victory
The new left-wing rulers of Afghanistan say almost all the leaders of the ousted Daoud regime are dead.

Funeral bearers carrying the coffin 1986: Simple funeral rites for Duchess
The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, is laid to rest alongside her husband, the abdicated King Edward VIII, at Frogmore in Windsor.

Julie Andrews 1958: My Fair Lady dazzles London
The Broadway musical, My Fair Lady, opens for its first night in London to a rapturous reception.

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