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   9.15.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Defusing the Situation
Associated Press photo, dated May 19, 1940

A German Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team removes mines from a cobblestone street in Brussels, Belgium shortly after the capture of the city on May 17, 1940. The "noise lines" visible on the photo are artifacts of transmitting this photo by radio from Berlin to news agencies throughout the world.

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