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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito, 1954

Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, Josip Broz, died on this day, May 4, in 1980.

“Viewed as a unifying symbol, his internal policies maintained the peaceful coexistence of the nations of the Yugoslav federation. He gained further international attention as the chief leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, alongside Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Sukarno of Indonesia, and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.

“As the Communist Party was outlawed in Yugoslavia starting on 30 December 1920, Josip Broz took on many assumed names during his activity within the Party, including ‘Rudi’, ‘Walter’, and ‘Tito.'” (Read more: Wikipedia).

See more Karsh photographs of Tito.