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Crowds in front of double-decker bus 1945: Rejoicing at end of war in Europe

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, officially announces the end of the war with Germany

Sam the Eagle, Official Mascot of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles 1984: Moscow pulls out of US Olympics
Twelve weeks before the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the USSR announces it is boycotting them.

Ronnie and Reggie Kray in boxing outfits 1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder
The Kray twins, Reginald and Ronnie and their brother Charlie are arrested after dawn raids by police in London.

'Son of Sam' David Berkowitz 1978: 'Son of Sam' pleads guilty to murders
The man alleged to have murdered six people in a killing spree last year has pleaded guilty to all the charges against him.

Tate Modern art gallery on the south bank, London 2000: Sneak preview of new Tate Modern
The world's largest modern art gallery opens its doors to the media in London.

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