The Most Powerful Photos Ever

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These pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence.

These photographs hopefully, they will remind us all that the world can always use a little bit more love, tolerance, compassion and understanding.

The Most Powerful Photos Ever:

1. Starving boy and missionary

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2. Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber

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3. Heart surgeon Zbigniew Religa after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.

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4. Father and son

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5. 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

The Most Powerful Photos Ever
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6. A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994

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7. Young man just found out his brother was killed

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8. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt

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9. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009

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10. Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months

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11. Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India

The Most Powerful Photos Ever

Image credits: Tsering Topgyal / AP


12. Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors in 2000

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13. Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man.”

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14. Alcoholic father with his son

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15. Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory

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16. Sunset on Mars

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17. 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

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18. Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home near Myanmar’s capital of Yangon (Rangoon). In May 2008, cyclone Nargis struck southern Myanmar, leaving millions homeless and claiming more than 100,000 lives

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19. 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 in 2011.

The Most Powerful Photos Ever

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20. “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940

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21. An old WW2 Russian tank veteran finally found the old tank in which he passed through the entire war – standing in a small Russian town as a monument

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22. Flower power

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23. A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunam, in Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011

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24. The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888

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25. Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado in March, 2012

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26. Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, 2009

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27. Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943

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28. During massive floods in Cuttack City, India, in 2011, a heroic villager saved numerous stray cats by carrying them with a basket balanced on his head

The Most Powerful Photos Ever


29. An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers

The Most Powerful Photos Ever


30. Some parents, likely now in their 70’s, still looking for their missing child.

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