The larger of the two Buddha statues that towered over the Bamiyan Valley in central Afghanistan. This photo was taken before a 2001 Taliban campaign that destroyed Buddha statues throughout Afghanistan. International teams are now working to restore the sixth century statues.
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Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square shout slogans against Egypt's military rulers on Sunday. Six months after political upheaval led President Hosni Mubarak to step down, activists say reform has stalled.
Ali Aujali (second from right) listens to President Obama speak at the State Department in May. Aujali was Moammar Gadhafi's ambassador to the U.S., but resigned after the Libyan uprising began. He now represents the rebels' Transitional National Council.
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Jesse Owens stands on the podium after winning the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. With him are bronze medalist Martinus Osendarp of Holland and silver medalist Ralph Metcalf, also of the U.S.
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