23 OF THE MOST POWERFUL IMAGES YOU’VE EVER SEEN

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

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Image credits: James Stanfield

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

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Image credits:  Richard Drew /AP

#3. Alcoholic father with his son

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#4. 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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Image credits: Jesco Denzel

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

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Image credits: Claud Detloff

#6. Flower power

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Image credits: Bernie Boston

#7. 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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Image credits: Asahi Shimbun, Toshiyuki Tsunenari /AP

#8. 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

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Image credits: Biswaranjan Rout / AP

#9. An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers

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Image credits: Rafiq Maqbool / AP

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

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#11. 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.

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Image credits: Vanderlei Almeida / Getty Images

#12. The Three Sisters

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Via blameitonthevoices.com

#13. Arrest Durring Occupy Wall Street 2011

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

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via Asianewsphoto / Reuters

#15. 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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Image Credits: Associated Press / AP

#16. Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp “death train” near the Elbe in 1945

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Via hfcsd.org

#17. John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father’s coffin along with the honor guard.

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Via iconicphotos.wordpress.com

#18. Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. (Héctor Rondón Lovera)

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#19. 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.

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via telegraph.co.uk

#20. Tragedy of Omayra Sanchez

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via BBC NEWS

#21. Robert Peraza pauses at his son’s name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Via Justin Lane-Pool / Getty Images

#22. Jacqueline Kennedy wears her pink Chanel suit, still stained with the blood of her husband, as Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office in Air Force One.

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According to Lady Bird Johnson, who was also present:
“Her hair [was] falling in her face but [she was] very composed … I looked at her. Mrs. Kennedy’s dress was stained with blood. One leg was almost entirely covered with it and her right glove was caked, it was caked with blood – her husband’s blood. Somehow that was one of the most poignant sights – that immaculate woman, exquisitely dressed, and caked in blood.”

Image Credits: en.wikipedia.org / Via reddit.com

#23. The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

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Image Credits: Jeff Widener / AP