Edmund Hillary, second from left, of the British Everest Expedition, who with the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first to make the ascent of the peak of Mt. Everest. He stands with Tenzing, third from left, and two of Tenzing's nieces, Droma, left, and Phulima, far right, who climbed with the expedition to 23,000 feet. Photo was made at Dhullal Ghat, after the returning party descended from Namche Bazar June 19, 1953. (AP Photo)

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