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Poison pin carried by the US spy pilot Francis Gary Powers, whose Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down by a Soviet surface-to-air missile outside Sverdlovsk, in the USSR, on 1 May 1960. Powers was captured, interrogated by the Soviet authorities, and imprisoned for espionage. He was released in 1962 in a spy swap with the USA. Powers was later criticised for not using the suicide pin. Photographed in 1960, in Moscow, Russia.
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