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Google And LIFE Together, Work Productivity Halts

by Ryan Hudson

On Tuesday, Google announced that it was including in their image searches new, never-before-seen pictures from the LIFE photo archive. And it is awesome.

Currently, it offers about 20% of the collection, but "... during the next few months, [Google] will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos." If you're bored at work (or hey, even if you're busy at work), it provides and pretty amazing time-waster. As a public service to you, the reader, I did a relatively quick search and found a few of my favorites, after the jump.

Boxer Muhammad Ali training for his fight against Joe Frazier

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Ailing baseball great Babe Ruth standing at microphones, thanking crowd at Yankee Stadium for their ovation on "Babe Ruth Day"

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Jackie Robinson charging wildy from 3rd base as unwary NY Yankee catcher Yogi Berra squats behind Dodger batter during Jackie's steal of home plate in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the 1955 World Series at Yankee Stadium

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Mickey Mantle putting socks on his young son, Mickey Jr.

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Ted Williams showing off his powerful baseball swing as he follows through to an eyes-closed finish for photographer Gjon Mili.

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