What Are Some Photographs That Have Changed The World?

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There are considerable measures of awesome pictures that have changed the world. Large portions of the photographs referred to in the reactions is observed to be intense, and some even really unpleasant.

Afghan Girl

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Known only as the Afghan girl — her real identity unknown until she was rediscovered in 2002 — Sharbat Gula’s face became one of the most iconic National Geographic covers of all time, and a symbol of the struggle of refugees everywhere.

Her piercing green eyes captivated the world.

Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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General Reginald Dyer had ordered his troops to open fire on a gathering on 10,000 unarmed people at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on April 13, 1919. The people had gathered at the Bagh that day –coincidentally, the day of Baisakhi, the main Sikh festival — to protest British rule and seek freedom for India. It is one of the most horrific massacres of Indians that was carried out by soldiers of the British Raj when a gathering of unarmed men, women and children at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar were killed without mercy.

Hans Conrad Schumann defection

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19 year old Hans became the unwitting symbol of the Free World when he leapt to freedom on the third day of the Berlin Wall’s construction. His defection would be replicated by around 2,100 East German soldiers and police.


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The National Willamette forest, Oregon (USA), 99% deforested.

Killing of Kennedy

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Teenager Juan Romero sits by Robert F. Kennedy’s side moments after Kennedy was shot. Romero had been shaking his hand when the presidential contender was shot by Sirhan Sirhan.

State Funeral of Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father at JFK’s November 1963 state funeral.

Apollo 11 Crew

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Apollo 11 crew members capture mankind’s first physical brush with the moon in July, 1969.

Sudan—Hunger and Poverty

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In 1993, Kevin Carter documents extreme hunger and poverty in Sudan.

Message of 9/11 attack

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President Bush receives word of the September 11th attacks while visiting a Florida classroom.

The aftermath of 9/11 attack

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People falling from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The memorial

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A man weeps before the 9/11 memorial.

Tsunami March 2011

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A four-month-old Japanese baby brings light to the disaster that was the March 2011 tsunami, which claimed thousands of lives.

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