The stories behind 6 famous Einstein photos

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to images of the great man.

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Einstein lecturing on the H bomb in 1950. Einstein lecturing on the H bomb in 1950. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

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The anti-'H' bomb crusader

Albert Einstein was a man of peace. He was no fan of the 'H' bomb, which was under development in both the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s. As a high-profile figure, Einstein used his stature to speak out against it. Here he is, photographed circa 1955, during a TV broadcast doing just that.

"Each step appears as the inevitable consequence of the one that went before," he told the national audience.

The candidness of his opposition created a considerable stir in the United States and all over the Western world at the time.

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