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Chilean President Salvador Allende is pictured here waving to a crowd after his election victory in 1970. General Augusto Pinochet, the man who would replace Allende after a coup, and reverse his socialist policies, is on horseback. (L)
A promotional sale on Nutella was more successful than planned: Customers came to blows trying to get jars of the sweet spread after a grocery chain cut prices by 70 percent.