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Margaret Bourke-White |  Mourners climb a telephone pole to observe Gandhi's funeral procession in January 1948.

Gandhi: Quiet Scenes From a Revolutionary Life

Mourners climb a telephone pole to observe Gandhi's funeral procession in January (Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images).

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”  ― Tupac Shakur

Ramallah, Palestine: A protester jumps as he throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a demonstration held in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, outside Ofer prison-Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Storm cuts short pope's speech in Spain

Storm cuts short pope's speech in Spain

this was epic [August Lightning illuminates the sky as a storm occurs the during the Vigil at Cuatro Vientos Airport as part of the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain]

A Syrian refugee runs with a Syrian opposition flag during a demonstration against President Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman.

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Ali Jarekji—Reuters April A Syrian refugee runs with a Syrian opposition flag during a demonstration against President Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman.

holy shit ... ! Asira al-Qibliya, West Bank: Palestinians run from teargas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes with Jewish settlers Photograph: Nasser Ishtayeh/AP

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Asira al-Qibliya, West Bank: Palestinians run from teargas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes with Jewish settlers-Photograph: Nasser Ishtayeh/AP

On this day in 1948 Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Pictured here in 1946, the leader sits next to a spinning wheel, a device used to make yarn or thread; the image came to symbolize Indian self sufficiency — and thus independence from British rule.

Margaret Bourke-White-Not published in LIFE.In Mohandas Gandhi sits next to a spinning wheel, a device used to make yarn or thread; the now-famous image came to symbolize the notion of Indian self-sufficiency — and thus independence from British rule.

Colombian Special Forces conduct a military exercise during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon at Tolemaida military base on April 23

Colombian Special Forces conduct a military exercise during a visit by U. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon at Tolemaida military base on April 23

Mahatma Gandhi during the Salt March, Quit India Movement - Old Photograph Print

espera en el desierto

Amr Nabil—AP January Egyptian soldiers stand alert at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik, Egypt in preparation for the Arab economic summit.

Tripoli, Libya: a team of Libyan experts and military engineers dismantle a rocket under the supervision of the UN. Experts were assigned to dump the toxic chemicals left over from the former Gaddafi regime

Tripoli, Libya: a team of Libyan experts and military engineers dismantle a rocket under the supervision of the UN. Experts were assigned to dump the toxic chemicals left over from the former Gaddafi regime

Congolese refugee women by Siegfried Modola)

Nkamira, Rwanda: A Congolese refugee at the Nkamira transit centre Photograph: Siegfried Modola/AP

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: an M23 fighter climbs steps in the Volcanoes stadium after the fall of the city to the rebel group

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: an fighter climbs steps in the Volcanoes stadium after the fall of the city to the rebel group

West Bank, Palestine: A Bedouin shepherd tends to his flock at sunrise on the outskirts of Jenin

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West Bank, Palestine: A Bedouin shepherd tends to his flock at sunrise on the outskirts of Jenin-Photograph: Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images

Manama, Bahrain: An anti-government protester holds a picture of jailed activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja during a demonstration outside the British Embassy Photograph: Hasan Jamali/A

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ARSENAL By John Keane. Images of redemption: John Keane in Angola

Images of redemption: John Keane in Angola

ARSENAL By John Keane. Images of redemption: John Keane in Angola

May 1, 2012. Children play cricket on the demolished site of the compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. photo by Mian Khursheed—Reuters

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Mian Khursheed—Reuters May Children play cricket on the demolished site of the compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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