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Photos: Terror at the Olympics: Munich, 1972

Updated 9:25 AM ET, Wed September 5, 2012
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A Black September terrorist looks from the balcony of an apartment where Israeli Olympic team members are held hostage, Munich, September 1972. Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A Black September terrorist talks with German officials, Munich, September 1972. Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
With terrorists holed up in the Israeli athletes' quarters, swarms of German policemen, in uniform and plain clothes, move in and seal off the area, Munich, September 1972. Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Perched on a terrace directly above the Israeli quarters, a German policeman checks his submachine gun before advancing further, Munich, September 1972. Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A German policeman leans against a wall outside an apartment where Israeli hostages are held, Munich, September 1972. See the complete gallery on LIFE.com. Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images