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The injured Pope helped by aides in St Peter's Square 1981: Thousands see Pope shot in Rome

Crowds in St Peter's Square in Rome are stunned by the close-range shooting of the Pope.


Jackie Mann 1989: British war hero 'seized' in Beirut
British war hero Jackie Mann,74, is feared kidnapped in Beirut after disappearing in the Lebanese capital.

Two students kiss behind a barricade in May 1968 1968: Workers join Paris student protest
A one-day workers' general strike is called in solidarity with students calling for the fall of government and protesting police brutality.

Alison Hargreaves with mountains in background 1995: British woman conquers Everest
A British mother of two becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.

Kerry Packer 1977: Cricket captain sacked over 'circus'
England captain Tony Greig is fired for recruiting players to Australian media mogul Kerry Packer's rival World XI team in what is seen as a "breach of trust".

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