A Gallery of The Most Powerful Images Ever

A Gallery of The Most Powerful Images Ever
 
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The pictures you are about to see will invoke different kinds of emotions within you, some more than others as they reflect the best and the worst of humanity. We will shut up now and let the pictures do the talking.
 
1.
auschwitz gas chamber
The interior of an Auschwitz gas chamber completely covered in scratch marks.
 
2.
heart surgery
A heart surgeon and his assistant resting after a successful heart transplant that spanned 23 hours.
 
3.
father and son
Father and son (1949 vs. 2009).
 
4.
boy crying playing violin
Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music.
 
5.
Christians protect muslims
Christians join hands to form a barrier to protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt.
 
6.
firefighter helps koala
A firefighter gives water to an injured koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, 2009.
 
7.
homeless indian men
Homeless Indian men eagerly await to receive free food distributed outside a mosque in New Delhi, India.
 
8.
soldier reunited with daughter
A mother is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.
 
9.
the falling man 911
Titled “The Falling Man”, this man plunged to his death from the World Trade Center on 9/11.
 
10.
murder
A devastated young learning that his brother was killed.
 
11.
alcoholic
An alcoholic father with his young son desperately trying to help him up.
 
12.
till death do us part
An embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory.
 
13.
sunset on mars
Sunset on Mars.
 
14.
gypsy boy
A five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year's Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France. It is quite common in St. Jacques for little boys to smoke.
 
15.
house ruins
29-year-old Hhaing The Yu sobbing into his hand as the rain falls on the ruins of his home near Myanmar's capital of Yangon (Rangoon). This was during May 2008 when cyclone Nargis struck southern Myanmar, killing 100,000 people and leaving millions homeless.
 
16.
loyal dog waiting beside grave
Leao the dog still continues to loyally wait alongside her owner's grave for the second day after he died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janieo in 2011.
 
17.
wait for me daddy
Titled “Wait For Me Daddy”, by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminister, Canada, 1 October 1940.
 
18.
wwii veteran tank
An old WWII veteran breaking down infront of an old tank which he passed through the entire war. The tank is displayed in a small Russian town as a monument.
 
19.
missing children
A parent's love knows no boundaries. Some parents who are likely to be in their 70s or 80s are still searching for their missing children who disappeared decades ago.
 
20.
protestant and catholic grave
The graves of a Catholic woman and her protestant husband who were not allowed to be buried in the same graveyard.
 
21.
man hugging dog
Greg Cook hugging his dog, Coco after finding her alive inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the tornado in March 2012.
 
22.
sex education
A public demonstration on condom usage at a market in Jayapura, capital of Papua New Guinea, 2009.
 
23.
preparing for battle
Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943.
 
24.
man saving kittens
 A heroic villager saving stray kittens from the massive floods in Cuttack City, India in 2011.
 
25.
soldiers in afghanistan
An Afghan man offering tea to soldiers.
 
26.
soldier playing piano
A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.
 
27.
flower power
A peaceful protest with flowers as ammunition.
 
28.
japan earthquake tsunami
A Japanese woman sits crying amidst the devastation caused by an earthquake and tsunami in Natori, northern Japan, March 2011.
 
29.
dog funeral
The funeral of Zanjeer the dog who saved thousands of lives in India. He was sent off with full military honors in 2000.
 
30.
Naplam girl
Nine-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing with the village when planes mistook them for soldiers and bombed them with Naplam.
 
These images are haunting and gripping, forcing one to contemplate the aspects of human existence from our suffering to our victories, our failures to our determination, our hatred to our compassion, and our foolishness to our intelligence.
 
 
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