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Most Powerful Photographs Of All Time From Around The World
Buzzfeed and the Internet ^ | August 7, 2012 | Ragana

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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TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: history; photography
PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.

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


1 posted on 08/07/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

Many more on the thread link..Dial Up Beware.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 11:55:35 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

the Titanic picture is just damn creepy...


3 posted on 08/07/2012 11:57:47 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: trailhkr1

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.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 11:58:47 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: NY Attitude

Later


5 posted on 08/07/2012 12:03:19 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: trailhkr1

It surprised me how long it took before someone posted Kevin Carter’s photograph.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 12:04:35 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
6 British Soldiers killed

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.

7 posted on 08/07/2012 12:08:16 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

One of my all time favorites. Pure Balls.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT by kidd
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To: trailhkr1
How the hell come THIS photo isn't in the first 10.. I don't see it in the first 100. Not sure it's even posted. What a disgrace.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 12:10:35 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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How the hell come THIS photo isn't in the first 10.. I don't see it in the first 100. Not sure it's even posted. What a disgrace.

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.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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11 posted on 08/07/2012 12:21:46 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: kidd
"One of my all time favorites. Pure Balls."

That's the zoom shot. The true size of that man's balls only becomes apparent when one looks at the deep shot:


12 posted on 08/07/2012 12:22:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: trailhkr1

So, explain how the arrest of Ray Lewis at an OWS rally in Philadelphia in 2011 is more noteworthy. That was the sixth photo.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 12:24:22 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: freedumb2003
Amazing how a moment in time, frequently a juxtaposition, is so powerful.

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.

14 posted on 08/07/2012 12:30:12 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Should be number 1.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:03 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: trailhkr1
I cannot link to the one that I recall.. it was from the era of the Bolshevik revolution and showed what these "social justice" folks did to enemies.

(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.

16 posted on 08/07/2012 12:33:45 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: trailhkr1

bttt


17 posted on 08/07/2012 12:37:24 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: trailhkr1

I hate it when I get SPAM on Free Republic.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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19 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:33 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: trailhkr1

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.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: trailhkr1
 




Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 08/07/2012 12:47:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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A lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Joe 6-pack

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.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 12:57:06 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Nickname
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.

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.

24 posted on 08/07/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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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.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by Nickname
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No kids please. Especially dead ones or crying ones.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 1:21:36 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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Wow. The photo “Soldier and his loyal companion” brought tears to my eyes. (and I do not easily get misty-eyed)


27 posted on 08/07/2012 1:22:41 PM PDT by Zman516
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To: freedumb2003
This one always chokes me up no matter how many times I see it.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 1:24:01 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
This one always gets to me:

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.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 1:32:51 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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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...


30 posted on 08/07/2012 1:49:26 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: trailhkr1

Bflr


31 posted on 08/07/2012 1:51:05 PM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Zman516
dogs are amazing...we were given a dog from one of the guys my husband worked with. About a year and a half later they came to visit Mugzie. When they came in the kids were kinda disappointment cause they figured the dog would greet them. It was like she forgot about the previous owners...it took about 20 minutes then she remembered them and was all over them, giving lots of kisses...the kids were happy as white on rice that she finally remembered them...It just took a while for her to remember...All the pictures I have seen of soldiers and their dogs brings a lump in the throat....

There are too many people that don't deserve a dog by the way they treat them...

32 posted on 08/07/2012 1:59:55 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: trailhkr1
Here are some that I'll always remember.


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.

33 posted on 08/07/2012 2:08:47 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Mark...


34 posted on 08/07/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by 103198
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To: goat granny

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.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 6:08:48 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: trailhkr1

I noticed that one of them repeats the Mohammed al-Dura lies. Whoever said that the camera doesn’t lie was crazy.


36 posted on 08/08/2012 12:59:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: central_va
central...just a note about that second photo you posted of Ike with members of the 101st.

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.

37 posted on 08/08/2012 4:07:14 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: trailhkr1

bump for later


38 posted on 08/08/2012 4:17:36 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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The photo that always gets to me, is one posted at FR quite often.It shows a young boy receiving the flag from his fathers coffin from a marine.

I can't look at it without tears.

39 posted on 08/08/2012 6:39:19 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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