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1959

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Photos that made up the year 1959 from the photo archives of United Press International
Original caption: Prize winning picture: United Press International (UPI) photographer Charles J. McCarty of Dallas, TX, received a top award in the 16th Annual News Pictures of the Year competition here in Columbia, MO, on May 2nd, 1959, for this photo of Negro student Johnny Gray punching a white student during a brief skirmish on a street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The photo was taken last September 16, 1958, when tension surrounding school integration in the city was at a high peak. McCarty, who is Southwestern Division Pictures Manager for UPI, won First Prize in the Spot News category for this photo. The contest was sponsored jointly by the National Press Photographers Association, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. (UPI Photo/Files)
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ORIGINAL CAPTION: Frank Sinatra greets then Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on the set of "Can Can" September 19, 1959 during Khrushchev's visiti to the U.S. Also in photo are actor Louis Jourdan (L) and actress Shirley Maclaine. (UPI PHOTO/FILES)
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Fidel Castro is pictured with screen stars Maureen O'Hara (L) and Alec Guinness (R) at Havana's Cathedral Square on May 13, 1959 during visit to set of Columbia Pictures Film "Our Man in Havana," which is on location in Havana. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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WAP99020704 - 7 FEBRUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: King Hussein of Jordan is seen here in a file photo from 1959 with United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower..wy/File Photo UPI
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Singers Frank Sinatra (left) and Bing Crosby enjoy a drink together 9/5/1959. (UPI Photo)
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Fidel Castro is pictured in a January 1959 file photo in Havana, Cuba a few weeks after his triumphant victory over Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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Fidel Castro, leader of the revolutionary group which overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista is pictured in a January 1959 file photo in Havana, Cuba. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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