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September 5, 1972. The Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. Members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by a Palestinian terrorist organisation called Black September. The attack ended with the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes, five of the eight kidnappers, and a German police officer.

Overnight, the Palestine cause came to the forefront around the world. There were Israeli revenge assassinations. And a new wave of international terrorism was unleashed.

In the picture: Israeli athletes at a monument near Munich's Olympic Stadium -- built in the memory of those killed during the 1972 Games -- August 11, 2002.

Photographs: Getty Images | Design: Uday Kuckian

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