Ervin Zador, Hungary's 21-year-old water polo star, emerges from the Olympic swimming pool in Melbourne with blood pouring from a cut beneath his right eye. The "blood in the water" match against the Soviet Union in December 1956 came to represent Hungary's bloody struggle against its Communist oppressors.
Zador is led away after the controversial climax to the match against the Soviet Union.
The victorious Hungarian team including captain Dezso Gyarmati (back row, center) and Ervin Zador, who didn't play in the final, second from the right in the front row.
Dezso Gyarmati won the second of his three Olympic gold medals at the Melbourne in 1956.
Protesters mill around a decapitated statue head of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
A 15-year-old Hungarian girl armed with a machine gun during protests against the country's communist rulers.
Soviet army tanks on the streets of Budapest on November 12, 1956. The quashing of the revolution claimed the lives of 2,000 citizens and injured hundreds more.
The revolution also created tens of thousands of refugees. Here, a woman and her three children arrive in Swtizerland after her husband was killed fighting the Soviet forces.
A member of the Hungarian secret police (the AVO) is dragged along the ground by angry protesters during the revolution.
Gergely Kiss, Hungary's modern-day water polo hero, is looking to claim his fourth gold medal at the London Olympics later this year.
Ervin Zador attending a press conference in 2006 for the documentary "Freedom's Fury," which tells the story of Hungary's sporting and politcal match against the Soviets in 1956.