The haunting image of David Kirby's death, taken by journalism student Therese Frare in 1990, became an iconic image of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that, by then, had seen as many as 12 million people infected.
Glenn, his daughter, Lyn (left), wife Annie, son David and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at Cape Canaveral in 1962, two days after his historic orbital flight in Friendship 7.
Rare color photos taken by Life photographer Frank Scherschel show quiet scenes in the days before and after D-Day in 1944; Scherschel did not record caption information for each individual image, but together they tell an unusually vivid story of a typically black-and-white era.
Photographer Mark Kauffman captured the young actress and her home life in 1948. The pin she is wearing belonged to Glenn Davis, a 1946 Heisman Trophy-winning athlete she was dating at the time.
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The ruins of what was once the World Trade Center towers became known as Ground Zero -- a smoldering pit in America's financial center -- with the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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"It was a bit like watching a filmstrip," the photographer is quoted as saying by 'LIFE,' "with scenes popping up and disappearing. I saw some very strange things, of course -- but mostly large numbers of people in the countryside, red flags flying nearby with messages printed on them exhorting them to work."
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