Some of the most powerful images from around the World


Racism/Segregation in the United States (Douglas Martin, USA)
1957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States . Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after 4 days. Related : More on this

Assasination (Yasushi Nagao, Japan)

January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student. Photo Credits: Yasushi Nagao, Japan, Mainichi Shimbun Protest (Malcolm W. Browne, USA) 1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning. Photo Credits:Malcolm W. Browne,The Associated Press.

Death (Hictor Rondsn Lovera, Venezuela)

1962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments. Puerto Cabello naval base, Venezuela, June 1962. A soldier who has been mortally wounded by a sniper clings onto navy chaplain Luis Padillo. Photo Credits:Héctor Rondón Lovera, Venezuela,Diario La República.

Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1965. Loc Thuong, Binh Dinh, South Vietnam, September 1965. Mother and children wade across river to escape US bombing. Photo Credits:Kyoichi Sawada, Japan, United
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Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1966. Tan Binh, South Vietnam, 24 February 1966. American troops drag the body of a Viet Cong soldier to be buried. Photo Credit: Kyoichi Sawada, Japan, United Press  International.

Vietnam War (Eddie Adams, USA)

February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier. Photo Credits: Eddie Adams, USA, The Associated Press.

Vietnam War (Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam)

1972. Trangbang, South Vietnam, 8 June 1972. Phan Thi Kim Phuc (center) flees from the scene where South Vietnamese planes have mistakenly dropped napalm. Photo Credit: (Nick) Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam, The Associated Press.

Assasination of Salvador Allende, Chili (Unknown photographer)

1973. A few seconds before Chile ’s elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup. Photo: NYT

Accident (Stanley Forman, USA)

1975. Boston, USA, 22 July 1975. A woman and a girl are hurled down as the fire escape of their apartment building collapses. Photo Credits: Stanley Forman, USA, The Boston Herald.

Hunger in Uganda (Michael Wells, U.K.)

April 1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger with a missionary.Karamoja district, Uganda. Photo Credits: Mike

Seizure of the Spain Parliament (Manuel Pirez Barriopedro, Spain)

Wells, United Kingdom. February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain . The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe. Photo Credits: Manuel Pérez Barriopedro,

Dead bodies of the Palestianian refugees in Lebanon (Robin Moyer, USA)

Spain, Agencia EFE. 1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut , Lebanon . Photo Credits: Robin Moyer, USA

South Korea (Anthony Suau, USA)

1987. A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for her son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections. Photo Credits: Anthony Suau, USA, Black

Protest in China (Charlie Cole, USA)

1989. Beijing, China, 4 June 1989. A demonstrator confronts a line of People’s Liberation Army tanks during Tiananmen Square demonstrations for democratic reform. Photo Credits: Charlie Cole, USA, Newsweek.

Hunger in Somalia (James Nachtwey, USA)

1992, November. Bardera, Somalia. Mother lifts up the body of her child, a famine victim, to bring it to the grave.. Photo Credit: James Nachtwey, USA, Magnum Photos, USA for Libération, France.

Torture in Rwanda (James Nachtwey, USA)

1994. Rwanda. Hutu man mutilated by the Hutu ‘Interahamwe’ militia, who suspected him of sympathizing with the Tutsi rebels. Photo Credits: James Nachtwey, USA, Magnum Photos for Time.

Civil War in Angola (Francesco Zizola, Italy)

1996. Kuito, Angola. Landmine victims in Kuito, a town where many people were killed and traumatized during the civil war. . Photo Credit:Francesco Zizola, Italy, Agenzia Contrasto.

Dead Afghan kid(Erik Refner, Denmark)

2001. An Afghani refugee kid’s body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan . Photo Credits:Erik Refner, for Berlingske Tidende.Denmark,

Digging graves in Iran after the earthquake (Eric Grigorian, USA)

2002. Soldiers and villagers in Iran are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father’s pants before he is buried. Photo Credits: Eric Grigorian, Armenia/USA, Polaris Images.

Iraqi prisoner with his child (Jean-Marc Bouju, France)

2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child. Photo Credits: Jean-Marc Bouju, France, The Associated Press

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