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Photos Which Shook The World


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There have been moments in the human history when all its (human) hideous ugliness raises its head leaving a deep scar on our so called above-animal image. We may try to ignore it in name of ignorance but an electronic eye catches them…

  • s11957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States. Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after 4 days.
  • s2January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.
  • s31963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.
  • s41962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments.
  • s51965. A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs.
  • s61966. U.S. troops in South Vietnam are dragging a dead Viet Kong soldier.
  • s7February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier.
  • s81972. After South Vietnam planes accidentally drop a bomb on a town
  • s91973. A few seconds before Chile’s elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup.
  • s111975. A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses
  • s121980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger, and a missionary.
  • s13February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain. The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe.
  • s141987. A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for his son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections.
  • s151989. A young man in China stands before the tanks during protests for democratic reforms.
  • s161992. A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger.
  • s171994. A man who was tortured by the soldiers since he was suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.

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  • 1996. Kids who are shocked by the civil war in Angola.

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  • 2001. An Afghani refugee kid’s body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan
  • s212002. Soldiers and villagers in Iran are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father’s pants before he is buried.
  • s222003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.

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One Response to “Photos Which Shook The World”

  1. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

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