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Monday, June 4, 2012

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken=PART-1

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of these will make you weep.


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Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart.

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A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.

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A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

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Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.

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A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.

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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.

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The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute: African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support of their protest. Both Americans were expelled from the games as a result.

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Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp "death train" near the Elbe in 1945.
(More pictures and the full story here.)

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John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's coffin along with the honor guard.

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

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A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed to spend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they had been separated from since the 1950-53 war.

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A dog is reunited with his owner following the tsunami in Japan in 2011.

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"Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father.