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PostSubject: ####Photos must see#####   Mon 08 Feb 2010, 1:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: ####Photos must see#####   Mon 08 Feb 2010, 1:53 am

These pictures have so much of impact, I must take the effort to post them here.

Vulture and the starving child

One photograph that has helped awaken the world about the effects of poverty in Africa is the one above showing a Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture nearby.

5 year old mother

One of the photographs meanwhile that changed medical history is that of Lina Medina, the youngest mother who gave birth at the age of five. Born in Peru in 1933, named Lina
Napalm girl

Kim Phúc was a resident in the village of Trang Bang, South Vietnam. On June 8, 1972, South Vietnamese planes, in coordination with the American military, dropped a napalm bomb on Trang Bang, which was under attack from and occupied by North Vietnamese forces.

The Baby hand

Some of us may be familiar with a picture called “The Baby Hand,” taken on Aug. 19, 1999, by photojournalist Michael Clancy for USA Today, which first published the picture. .

The power of One

Settler woman struggling with Israeli security officers at Amona outpost in the West Bank February 1, 2006. Oded Balilty, Israel, The Associated Press.World Press Photo Contest. The prize-winning entries were announced on February 9, 2007

The afghan girl

Who would forget these eyes that have seemed to reflect the harshness of the war? This is the famous photo of the Afghan girl taken by Steve McCurry of National Geographic.
Tsunami Floating Bodies

The Boxing Day Tsunami that struck Thailand in 2004 caused approximately 350,000 deaths and many more injuries.

Falling man.

9/11. Nothing more to say. Neutral

The burning Monk

As a protest to the Diệm slow and unreliable reforms in Vietnam, the Buddhist monks have resorted to immolation, such as this Mahayana Buddhist monk, Thỉch Quảng Đức. Đức burned himself alive across the outskirts of Saigon, mainly because of the harshness done by the South Vietnam government to his fellow Buddhist monks.

Nagasaki Mushroom Cloud

This is the picture of the “mushroom cloud” showing the enormous quantity of energy. The first atomic bomb was released on August 6 in Hiroshima (Japan) and killed about 80,000 people. On August 9 another bomb was released above Nagasaki. The effects of the second bomb were even more devastating - 150,000 people were killed or injured. But the powerful wind, the extremely high temperature and radiation caused enormous long term damage.

Tiananmen Square 1989

A hunger strike by 3,000 students in Beijing had grown to a protest of more than a million as the injustices of a nation cried for reform.

9/11 Attacks

In the morning September 11, 2001, two hijacked passenger jets crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This was no accident, but rather a series of attacks done by suicide bombers engaged with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.

Flower Power

The most lasting image from the last big march on the Pentagon, on October 21, 1967, survives in the collective memory as summing up an era. Carnations in gun barrels were the essence of Flower Power.

Starving kid and the priest

World Press Photo of the Year: 1980 Mike Wells, United Kingdom. Karamoja district, Uganda, April 1980. Starving boy and a missionary.

Black power in Mexico Olympic

Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination.

Execution of Viet-cong

This picture was shot by Eddie Adams who won the Pulitzer prize with it. The picture shows Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnam’s national police chief executing a prisoner who was said to be a Viet Cong captain.
Lynching of young blacks

This is a famous picture, taken in 1930, showing the young black men accused of raping a Caucasian woman and killing her boyfriend, hanged by a mob of 10,000 white men.

Dying Soldier Hangs to Priest

Puerto Cabello naval base, Venezuela, 4 June 1962. A soldier who has been mortally wounded by a sniper clings onto navy chaplain Luis Padillo.

Dorothy Counts First Black Student

World Press Photo of the Year: 1957 Douglas Martin, USA, The Associated Press. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 4 September 1957. Dorothy Counts, one of the first black students to enter the newly desegregated Harry Harding High School.

Bhopal Gas disaster

Burial of an unknown child. This unknown child has become the icon of the world’s worst industrial disaster, caused by the US multinational chemical company, Union Carbide.

Man mutilated Rwanda

World Press Photo of the Year: 1994 James Nachtwey, USA, Magnum Photos for Time. Rwanda, June 1994.


Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in 1932.

Iraqi man comforts son

World Press Photo of the Year: 2003 Jean-Marc Bouju, France, The Associated Press. An Najaf, Iraq, 31 March 2003. Iraqi man comforts his son at a holding center for prisoners of war.

Ruby shoots Oswald

Ruby (also known as “Sparky,” reportedly because of his short temper) frequently carried a handgun, and witnesses saw him with a handgun in the halls of the Dallas police headquarters on several occasions after President Kennedy’s assassination and arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the code name of one of the points where the Allies would land and invade France, which was then conquered by Germany during the World War II.
Assassination of Asanuma

This picture was taken only a second before the japanese socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma was assassinated by an right wing student.

JFK assassination

The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC). John F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a Presidential Motorcade.
I have a Dream!!

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the climax of his “I Have A Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. raises his arm on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and calls out for deliverance with the electrifying words of an old Negro spiritual hymn, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”, 1963.

First flight

December 17, 1903 was the day humanity spread its wings and rose above the ground - for 12 seconds at first and by the end of the day for almost a minute - but it was a major breakthrough. Orville and Wilbur Wright, two bicycle mechanics from Ohio, are the pioneers of aviations, and although Alberto Santos-Dumont was the actual first flight this photo is more well known.

Dead on the Beach

When LIFE ran this stark, haunting photograph of a beach in Papua New Guinea on September 20, 1943,
Buchenwald camp

Absolutely no words.

End of a Vietcong soldier

This is a truly sad picture but unfortunately I don’t have much information about it.
Saddam Hussain Execution

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