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Could you help me identify this photograph?

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All I know is that it was taken shortly after World War 2.

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Welcome to the site. That's a kind of fun question/puzzle that is also nice to have here. –  Drux Apr 4 '13 at 20:13
    
Could it be the NAZI Nurenburg trials? The military police men? –  Pat Lightfoot Oct 19 '13 at 4:29

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I'd say it's the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE or Tokyo Trials) from 1946. Compare e.g. the wall pattern elements between your picture and this one (source: Wikipedia):

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It's quite clearly the left-hand wall in this photo. +1 –  Darth Satan Apr 4 '13 at 20:15
    
Yup. The bench rows are even identical. –  T.E.D. Apr 4 '13 at 20:37
    
+1. The wall patterns are actually a mirror image, but that's just because this image has been flipped (check out the MP arm bands). –  Ergwun Apr 5 '13 at 5:12

It is the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

Check the wall pattern and light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IMTFE_court_chamber.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Military_Tribunal_for_the_Far_East

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