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LIFE’s 25 Most Meow-Worthy Pictures of Cats

With appearances by Fred Astaire and Ernest Hemingway

Rare Photos Capture the ‘Essential’ Marilyn Monroe

Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week’s Toll, June 1969

Behind the Picture: Joseph Goebbels Glares at the Camera, Geneva, 1933

See Early Photos of the Statue of Liberty Before It Came to NYC


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Apollo 11: What Liftoff Looked Like

Ralph Morse recalls how he made what might be the single most famous — and thrilling — five-image sequence in the history of photography.

The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS

How to Plan a Successful Underwater Wedding

‘The Luckiest Generation’: LIFE With Teenagers in 1950s America

W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Portrait: ‘Country Doctor’