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Remembering Marty Lederhandler, AP Photographer

Marty Lederhandler had a portfolio of images that many photojournalists can only dream of capturing: Fidel Castro hugging Nikita Khrushchev, Lyndon Johnson eating a cookie, Elmo "tickling" Kofi Annan (in the figurative sense). Over the course of his 66-year photography career, most of which was spent with The Associated Press, Lederhandler not only witnessed huge historic moments – from D-Day to Sept. 11 – but also captured them for the world to see. Lederhandler died last week at 92. Here's a small retrospective selection of his work.

Marty Lederhandler Ed Bailey/AP hide caption

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An AP obituary delineates his impressive career in names:

... a panorama of the 20th century's proud and profane — every New York mayor from Fiorello LaGuardia to Rudy Giuliani; Haile Selassie; Eleanor Roosevelt; Queen Elizabeth II; Elizabeth Taylor; Sophia Loren; heavyweight champs Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali; Gen. Douglas MacArthur; gangster Frank Costello; convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg; bank robber Willie Sutton; Bertrand Russell; Aristotle Onassis; Groucho Marx; Malcolm X; Anwar Sadat; Yasser Arafat; Nelson Mandela; Frank Sinatra; the Beatles and Luciano Pavarotti; among others.

To learn more about Lederhandler's life, read this bio in The Digital Journalist.

Lt. Marty Lederhandler, serving as a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer, stands in a town square in Normandy, France, about a week after the D-Day invasion of France, June, 1944. AP hide caption

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