Skip to comments.Most Powerful Photographs Of All Time From Around The World
Posted on 08/07/2012 11:52:37 AM PDT by trailhkr1
Great photographs through time from around the world. You won't agree with them all or the comments on the thread.
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A dog named "Leao" sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011
Kabul, Afghanistan 40 years apart
Christians protecting Muslims at Egypt uprisings 2012
Russian war veteran kneeling next to tank he served in.
Soldier and his loyal companion
Many more on the thread link..Dial Up Beware.
the Titanic picture is just damn creepy...
Amazing how a moment in time, frequently a juxtaposition, is so powerful.
These already are moving.. I suspect I need a hanky since I would run through a Kleenex box.
Thank you for posting this.
It surprised me how long it took before someone posted Kevin Carter’s photograph.
A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old.
One of my all time favorites. Pure Balls.
Lighten up..the pics are from around the world...and they are not supposed to be the most famous pics but MOVING pics.
Not everything revolves around the USA...especially when many of these are from people who took them in their home countries...it means something to them.
That's the zoom shot. The true size of that man's balls only becomes apparent when one looks at the deep shot:
So, explain how the arrest of Ray Lewis at an OWS rally in Philadelphia in 2011 is more noteworthy. That was the sixth photo.
Also sometimes powerfully misleading.
One of the very most famous photos of the Vietnam War is of the S. Vietnamese police chief executing a captive with his pistol. The comment below shows it is an example of wartime atrocities against possibly innocent people.
Little known fact:
The police chief was a good friend of the photographer. The guy getting killed had been caught in the act of murdering policemen's families during a raid. There was no question of his guilt. Yet the image no doubt played a significant role in turning world opinion against S. Vietnam.
For the rest of his life the photographer regretted taking and selling that photo.
Would post the photo if I knew how.
As another example, there are many photos of the Nazis camps on the page, but none of the gulag or laogai. Those have been successfully kept out of the media.
Should be number 1.
(Though the image was of such poor resolution I still hope that it was fake.)
The guy had been stripped naked and was hanging from a tree limb by one leg (rope attached at the foot) and a long wooden shaft had been inserted deep into him.. he had to be dead by that time.
These revolutionary heroes and mentors of the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals (psycho spoiled brats) were the vanguard of the people's paradise the Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) want.
I hate it when I get SPAM on Free Republic.
Some very moving pics, thanks for posting.
The ones with children really get me. The brave little boys and the suffering children. ouch.
And the men having lunch on the skyscraper beam. That always invokes panic in me.
Never really paid much attention to the one of LBJ being sworn in with Jackie at his side. I didn’t know she was still covered in her husband’s blood when it was taken.
A lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank.
Wow. I didn’t know that one existed.
Damn, that dude WANTS freedom.
He must’ve worn dark pants on purpose...doesn’t show the urine stains as bad as light colors.
Did you see the picture taken right after where LBJ was laughing as well as several Senators right behind him and Jackio O was still standing right there.. Weird.
I just googled it.... One came up with LBJ smiling and a senator winking at him.
I recently watched a quirky documentary called Smash His Camera about Ron Galella who was among the early paparazzi. He’s an interesting character, but he hounded Jackie and her kids mercilessly to the point where she won a suit to keep him at bay.
Anyway, it must have been difficult for her to keep her composure as she did while going through the transition with LBJ.
No kids please. Especially dead ones or crying ones.
Wow. The photo “Soldier and his loyal companion” brought tears to my eyes. (and I do not easily get misty-eyed)
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome with emotion as he embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during the Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration at Dallas City Hall in 2005. Sgt Graunke, who was a member of a Marine ordnance-disposal team, lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July of 2004.
Jackie was asked why she didn’t change her clothes, had on the same when his body was taken off the plane...such a sweet woman /s she said she wanted everyone to see what they did to her husband, as if we wouldn’t know without her bloody clothes...
There are too many people that don't deserve a dog by the way they treat them...
Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson was scheduled to play his accordion for President Franklin Roosevelt's enjoyment on April 12, 1945. Instead he played "Going Home" as the President's body was escorted away from the Little White House in Warm Springs, Ga.
A Date Which Will Live In Infamy. 1,177 lives were lost when the battleship Arizona exploded during the Pearl Harbor Attack; almost half of the 2,403 killed that day.
Having just gotten home from work, I was asleep when the attack started. My mom woke me up and I turned on the TV just seconds before the second plane hit.
Into The Valley Of Death. Ladder 118 and her six-man crew race across the Brooklyn Bridge just minutes after the second plane hit the World Trade Center. Sadly, all six men would lose their lives that day.
President Reagan less than a second before the madman Hinckley opened fire.
USS Cole limps out of the Port of Aden, Yemen after being struck by a small boat laden with explosives. Seventeen sailors lost their lives that day.
The 2011 Japan Tsunami.
Not a big fan of the Kennedy clan... But.. You sit next to your husband when his brain are blown out, much of it splattering on you; just how well are you going to handle it?
All things considered - I’ll cut her some slack.
I noticed that one of them repeats the Mohammed al-Dura lies. Whoever said that the camera doesn’t lie was crazy.
The trooper with the sign saying number 23 was of John McGuire. He survived the war, and died when he was in his 70's. He was a die hard Republican.
My sister attended his funeral,where he was piped home along with a flyover.
He left my sister a large poster of that photo that hangs in her home.
bump for later
I can't look at it without tears.
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