Zhou Youguang sits at home in Beijing, in 2015. Born when a Qing dynasty emperor was on the throne, he went on to help invent the Pinyin writing system used for transliterating the Chinese alphabet.
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In March 2015, Steven McDonald gathered with his wife, Patricia, and son, Conor, to receive the Spirit of Giving Award at the Kelly Cares Foundation's 5th Annual Irish Eyes Gala, in New York City.
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Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the story that the World War II had begun, celebrates her 100 birthday during a party at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong in 2011. She celebrated her 105th birthday there this past October.
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