20 Timeless Photos That Made Our Week

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What makes us grin, smile, belly-laugh? There are myriad triggers, of course, ranging from the sweet and the lighthearted to the dark and (occasionally) the deeply twisted. Here, as a visual antidote to the seemingly endless litany of bad news we’ve all endured over the past several months, TIME’s photo editors offer a selection of iconic, sunny, jubilant pictures from across the decades.

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