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Photos That Didn't Make The Cut For 'Life'

by Claire O'Neill
Nov 23, 2011

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Today in history, 75 years ago, Life magazine was officially launched. Over the years it would become home to some of the best photography in the industry. An anniversary book looks back at the very first Life cover story. And Life.com is revisiting some of the iconic photos — comparing them to photos that didn't make the cut. Here are a few from Life's gallery. These outtakes show just how crucial a few seconds can be.

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