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Unseen photos of Europe after World War II

Published 6:32 AM ET, Thu May 12, 2016
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A woman walks on Omaha Beach in 1947, three years after the Allied forces invaded German-occupied France during World War II. The photo was taken by David Seymour, a famous Polish photographer also known as Chim. These color images, recently scanned and never seen before, follow the route the Allies took as they drove toward Berlin. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
Two men share a drink at Omaha Beach in 1947. V-E Day was announced 71 years ago this week, ending the European phase of World War II. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
The American flag flies at a U.S. military cemetery on Omaha Beach. More than 150,000 Allied troops -- about half of them Americans -- stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day. The operation was the turning point of World War II. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
A destroyed German "Panther" tank is seen in Belgium in 1947. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
Discarded U.S. Army clothing is worn in Bastogne, Belgium, in 1947. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
Bastogne was the site of a major battle in December 1944. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
A girl lays flowers at a U.S. cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, in 1947. It is now the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
A bridge in Nijmegen, Netherlands, in 1947. Securing Dutch bridges was a key objective of Operation Market Garden, an Allied battle plan that came up short. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
People walk by a damaged building in Nijmegen in 1947. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
A German's grave is seen in the Hurtgen Forest near Aachen, Germany. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
The garden of the Reich Chancellery building in Berlin is where the bodies of Adolf Hitler and his wife were cremated by their staff. David Seymour/Magnum Photos
Berlin, as seen in 1947. David Seymour/Magnum Photos