Samantha Smith’s grandmother of Theresa Smith of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and first cousin, Tyler Jones, hold up a ” welcome home” banner at Manchester, Me., July 20, 1983. They are preparing for 11-year-old Samantha’s return from her two-week tour of the Soviet Union with her parents at the invitation of Soviet President Yuri V. Andropov. Samantha received a personal reply to her letter to Andropov which included an invitation to visit the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Pat Wallenbach)

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