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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
1973. A few seconds before Chile ’s elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup. Photo: NYT
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.
April 1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger with a missionary.Karamoja district, Uganda. Photo Credits: Mike
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,
Spain, Agencia EFE. 1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut , Lebanon . Photo Credits: Robin Moyer, 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
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.
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.
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.
2001. An Afghani refugee kid’s body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan . Photo Credits:Erik Refner, for Berlingske Tidende.Denmark,
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.
2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child. Photo Credits: Jean-Marc Bouju, France, The Associated Press