Muhammad Ali Through The Years (PHOTOS)

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Muhammad Ali turned 70 today, just a few days after being feted by friends and admirers

"He's glad he's here to turn 70, but he wants to be reassured he doesn't look 70," his wife Lonnie told the Associated Press.

The boxing legend has led one of the most public and consequential lives of any athlete -- from his polarizing prime during the turbulent '60s to his emergence as a global icon in his later life. Below are some of the most beautiful and enduring shots of his long, storied life.