President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin toast to each other after signing an arms control treaty in January 1993 in Moscow. Bush skillfully cultivated relationships with both Yeltsin and his Soviet predecessor, Mikhail Gorbachev.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Pyongyang on Oct. 23, 2000. Tong Kim (between Albright and Kim) served as the State Department interpreter.
Tanks parade past President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, during a Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
A Hawaii Civil Defense Warning Device, which sounds an alert siren during natural disasters, is shown in Honolulu on Nov. 29, 2017. The alert system is tested monthly, but now Hawaii residents will hear a new tone designed to alert people of an impending nuclear attack by North Korea.
Indonesian soldiers stand guard over members of the youth wing of the Indonesian Communist Party, who were packed into a truck to be taken to a Jakarta prison in October 1965. Over the next few months, the government's military leadership carried out the systematic execution of hundreds of thousands of people.
A United Nations propaganda poster from the Korean War era bears an anti-communist message. In South Korea, the propaganda turned North Koreans into beast-like characters.
This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Nov. 11 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a defense detachment on Mahap Islet.
Pez Owen was joyriding in her Cessna airplane when she first spotted a giant X etched in the desert. "It's not on the [flight] chart. There just wasn't any indication of this huge cross," she says.
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