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Vietnamese soldiers fighting the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia 1979: China invades Vietnam

China sends hundreds of troops into Vietnam after weeks of tension and a military build-up along the border.

Tamil asylum seekers 1987: Tamils strip off at Heathrow
A group of Tamils seeking asylum in Britain protest at Heathrow airport by removing their clothes as they are about to be deported.

Jeffrey Dahmer 1992: Cannibal killer jailed for life
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is jailed for life in the US for murdering and dismembering 15 young men and boys.

Smouldering remains of plane 1959: Turkish leader involved in fatal crash
Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes survives an air crash near London that killed 12 people.

Image of the Gambian flag 1965: Countdown to Gambian independence
The Duke and Duchess of Kent celebrate the end of 300 years of colonial rule in Gambia with 35 chiefs.

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