Carmel Quinn on The Jimmy Dean Show in 1964. Photograph: Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty

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Supporters of US president Donald Trump demonstrate in Washington 0n Saturday. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana /AFP via Getty Images

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US president Donald Trump displays a signed copy of an executive order. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

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US president Donald Trump speaks to the press as he leaves Washington for a campaign event in North Carolina. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

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The French surrender at Goodwick Sands on February 24th, 1797. Photograph: National Library of Wales

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