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Philippe Petit walking a tightrope between the…

Philippe Petit walking a tightrope between the towers of Notre Dame, Paris, June 26, 1971

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An ‘Apache’ and his protégé outsi…

An ‘Apache’ and his protégé outside a bar in Pigalle, Paris, 1938.

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An ‘Apache’ and his protégé outsi…

An ‘Apache’ and his protégé outside a bar in Pigalle, Paris, 1938.

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Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989….

Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989. Photographed by Elliott Erwitt.

Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989….

Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989. Photographed by Elliott Erwitt.

Metro worker, Paris, 1971. Photographed by Dave Glass.

Metro worker, Paris, 1971. Photographed by Dave Glass.

Metro worker, Paris, 1971. Photographed by Dave Glass.

Metro worker, Paris, 1971. Photographed by Dave Glass.

A train overruns the buffer stop after the air…

A train overruns the buffer stop after the air brake fails; Gare Montparnasse, Paris, October 22, 1895.

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The Montparnasse derailment occurred at 16:00 on 22 October 1895 when the Granville–Paris Express overran the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus. With the train several minutes late and the driver trying to make up for lost time, it entered the station too fast and the train air brake failed to stop it. After running through the buffer stop, the train crossed the station concourse and crashed through the station wall; the locomotive fell onto the Place de Rennes below, where it stood on its nose. A woman in the street below was killed by falling masonry.

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The head of the Statue of Liberty on display d…

The head of the Statue of Liberty on display during the 1878 Paris World’s Fair to raise funds to finish her construction

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Incredible photographs captured Philippe Petit walking on a wire…

Incredible photographs captured Philippe Petit walking on a wire between the two towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral in 1971.