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Paris Unadorned: Black and White Portraits of the City of Light, 1946

In the winter of 1946, like countless travelers before him through the centuries, LIFE photographer Ed Clark fell under the spell cast by the great, gorgeous city of Paris.

The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS

How Adoption in America Has Changed Over 60 Years

See the Best Fashions of the 1940s

Feelin’ Groovy: High School Fashion, 1969

Paul Schutzer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

The History of French-Muslim Violence Began in the Streets of Algeria

When the Algerian War ended with a ceasefire in March 1962, LIFE was there to capture both the celebration and the violence

Meet the Actress Who Performed the First Onscreen Orgasm

Lust and Marriage: Sweet, Sexy Portraits of Steve McQueen and Neile Adams

Celebrate Pickle Day by Floating in a Giant Vat of Pickles

The Best of LIFE: 37 Years in Pictures