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1979

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President Jimmy Carter acknowledges the applause from members of Congress and spectators at a Joint Sessin of Congress as he prepares to deliver a speech on June 18, 1979, on the newly singed SALT II Treaty after his return from the Signing in Vienna. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)
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Eleven alleged enemies of the Iranian revolution are executed in Sanandaj, Iran on August 27, 1979. This image was distributed worldwide by United Press International Newspictures (UPI), and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize with the name of the photographer withheld. It has now been confirmed on December 5, 2006, that the photographer was Jahangir Razmi, who is now 57 and lives in Tehran. He worked for the newspaper Ettela'at at the time. The image was taken with a Nikon FE Camera and Nikkor 28mm lens using Kodak ASA 400 Tri-X film. (UPI Photo/Jahangir Razmi/Files)
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The Dalai Lama is seen here accepting a gift, a Buddhist plaque, from the Vietnamese congregation during his visit to their pagoda September 18, 1970 in Houston, Texas. His three day visit to Houston was the only stop in a southern state for the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader during his trip to the United States. (UPI Photo/F. Carter Smith)
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Mother Teresa holds a toddler at the Calcutta orphanage in India. File photo taken in 1979. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping salutes after placing a wreath at the foot of the statue of President Abraham Lincoln during his sightseeing stop at the Lincoln Memorial 1/31/1979.
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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy maneuvered his roller sled as he comes down the 380 feet track at Mt. Tom’s Alpine slide in Holyoke on August 7, 1979. Kennedy, his son, daughter, nephews and nieces started his vacation traveling through the western part of the state of Massachusetts. (UPI Photo/Alan Altman/Files)
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With a large American flag behind him, President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a town meeting held at Portmouth High School on April 25, 1979. Over 800 persons attended the meeting. Carter will also attend a state democratic dinner in Manchester, also in New Hampshire. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)
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