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In 1969, David Bowie launched his bid for stardom with Space Oddity; by the release of Pin-Ups in 1973 his career had skyrocketed. So that five-year (...)

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A woman in her garden, next to a coal-fired power plant in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China, recently. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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