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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Albert Einstein writing on a chalkboard. Albert Einstein writing on a chalkboard. (Photo: /AFP/Getty Images)

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California living

This image captures the intellectual essence of Einstein who, standing erect at a chalkboard, casually writes down some indecipherable equation only a few could possibly understand.

This particular shot was taken while Einstein was giving a lecture at California's Carnegie Institute on Jan 14, 1931.

Einstein spent three winters in Pasadena, Calif., in the early 1930s, spending two of them as a visiting professor at Caltech. He spent his time working, lecturing and making public appearances there and throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

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