1916 A German field telephone station in the Aisne department of northern France during World War I.
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French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in a scene from the film 'Point de Chute' (aka 'Falling Point').
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An early mobile phone during the Iranian Embassy siege at Princes Gate in South Kensington, London.
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Bob Maxwell, general manager of Englewood-based Mobile Telephone of Colorado, places a call on an FCC-approved radio frequency while driving to work.
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THE A-TEAM "The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair" Episode 5. (l-r) Eddie Velez as Frankie Santana, Robert Vaughn as General Hunt Stockwell, George Peppard as John 'Hannibal' Smith.
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Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton talks on a cell phone while meeting with Boston Mayor Ray Flynn in a New York hotel on Sept. 25.
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Whoopi Goldberg during ShoWest in Las Vegas.
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A farmer with his family sitting on a Bullock Cart and talking on a mobile Phone, in Delhi.
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A woman watches smoke pour out of the World Trade Center Towers in New York on September 11.
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A rebel militiaman speaks on his mobile phone after capturing territory from government troops on March 25 in Ben Jawat, Libya.
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A youth films the aftermath of tear gas police fired at protestors in Muhammed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square on November 23 in Cairo.
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Audience members take pictures of President Barack Obama at Florida Atlantic University on April 10 in Boca Raton, Florida.
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A teenager takes a selfie in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a walk around St. Georges Market in Belfast. The Queen has apparently voiced her dismay that when she carries out engagements she is greeted by a sea of mobile phones.
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