Pictures That Shock the World

Some photos may shock you. This material – virtual exhibition, which is not recommended to walk impressionable people. photo, in the decades that it exists, and will be left to leave an indelible mark on the soul of every man. Many photographers have achieved what they can not still get no cameraman – is a perpetual memory Capturing those split seconds that shook and turned over the world, forced to experience feelings, smile and even shudder at the very world in which we are all with you live. tragedies of XX century – hundreds of them … blood, pain and suffering – that’s what brought the revolution, the world wars, political upheavals and appalling incident. And they are usually carefully photographed and recorded.

1. Fall

‘s most famous picture, which has not been seen “- Associated Press photographer as Richard Drew (Richard Drew) calls his shot one of the victims of the World Trade Center, jumped out of the window towards his own death on September 11,
“In that day, which is more than all other days in history was captured on cameras and film, – later wrote Dzhunod Tom (Tom Junod) in ‘Esquire’, – the only taboo by common consent steel pictures of people jumping out of windows. ” Five years later, “the falling man” Richard Drew is terrible artifact of the day that was supposed to change everything, but did not change

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2. Baby in the womb
Take a closer look to this photo. This is one of the most remarkable photographs ever made. Tiny pen child stretches from the womb to squeeze the finger of the surgeon. By the way, baby 21 weeks from conception, the age when he could still be legally aborted. Tiny pen pictures belongs to the child, who was to be born on December 28 last year. Photo was taken during an operation in America.

first reaction – to recoil in horror. It looks like a close-up of some horrible accident. And then you notice in the center of the photo, tiny hand, grasp the finger of the surgeon.

Child literally grabs life. Therefore, it is one of the most remarkable images in medicine and record one of the most extraordinary operations in the world. It shows the 21-week fetus in the womb, before the operation on the spine, which was required to save the child from serious brain damage. The operation was performed through a tiny incision in the wall of the mother and is the youngest patient. On this term mother may choose to have an abortion

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3. Explosion in Vietnam

Photographer Nick Ut took a photo of the Vietnamese girl running away from exploding napalm. It was this picture made ​​the whole world to think about the war in Vietnam.

Photo 9 year old girl, Kim Phuc June 8, 1972 has gone down in history. Kim first saw this picture 14 months later in a hospital in Saigon, where she was treated for terrible burns. Kim still remembers the day she fled the bombing of their brothers and sisters, and can not forget the sound of falling bombs. A soldier tried to help and doused it with water, not knowing that it will make burns even stronger. Photographer Nick Ut helped the girl and took her to the hospital. First photographer hesitant to publish photos of nude girls, but then decided that the world should see this picture.

Later named the best photo photo XX century. Nick Ut tried to save Kim from excessive popularity, but in 1982, when she studied at the Medical University, the Vietnamese government has found it, and since the image of Kim used for propaganda purposes. “I was under constant supervision. I wanted to die, this image haunted me, “- says Kim. Later, she managed to escape to Cuba to continue their education. There she met her future husband. Together they moved to Canada. Many years later, she finally realized that he could not get away from this picture, and decided to use her and her fame to fight for peace.

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4. Pregnant girl
Lina Medina (born September 27, 1933 in Paurange, Peru) gave birth at the age of 5 years 7 months and 21 days. At the moment it – the youngest mother in medical history. However, a similar case was known in Russia.
Lina was brought to the hospital by her parents at the age of 5 years due to the increase of the abdominal cavity. As originally expected, it was a tumor, but soon doctors discovered that she was in her seventh month of pregnancy.
Dr. Gerardo Lozada took her to the capital of Peru, prior to delivery to other specialists confirmed that the girl was indeed pregnant.
Eighteen months later, on May 14 in 1939, she gave birth to a boy by caesarean section, necessary because of its undeveloped pelvis. The operation was performed by Dr. Lozada and Dr. Busolleu, with Dr. Kolrettoy providing anesthesia.
Her son weighed 2.7 kg (5.9 pounds) at birth and was named Gerardo, her doctors. Gerardo was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out that she was his mother at the age of ten. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at age 40 from a disease of the bone marrow.
has never been documented as a pregnant Lina Medina. She never called the father of the child, nor the circumstances of her conception. She refused an interview with Reuters in 2002

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5. Buddhist monk

Malcolm Brown, 30-year-old photographer (The Associated Press) New York, phoned and asked to be at a certain intersection in Saigon, the next morning, as should happen something very important. He came there with a reporter from the New York Times.Soon a car drove up, got out of several Buddhist monks. Among them – Thich Quang Duc, who sat in the lotus position with a box of matches in hand, while others began to pour petrol on it. Thich Quang Duc struck a match and turned into a living torch. Unlike the weeping crowd, seeing as it burns, he did not utter a sound, and did not move. Thich Quang Duc wrote to then-head of the Vietnamese government a letter asking to stop persecution of Buddhists monks to stop the detention and grant them the right to practice and spread their religion, but got no response

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6. Boy’s death

the boy’s death Al-Dura reporter filmed the French television station at the time when he is shot by Israeli soldiers, being in the hands of his father.

Portrait “shahid” al-Dura spread in stamps, books, songs and posters. But Jewish activists in France, questioned the reliability of the pictures are stubborn campaign, which stretches for several years, demanding that French television opened to those parts of the shooting, which were not included in the broadcast excerpts showing how Palestinians are trained in shooting incident instsenirovanii, resulting which was allegedly killed al-Dura

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7. Burial of an unknown child

3 December 1984 the Indian city of Bhopal suffered from the worst man-made disaster in the history of mankind. Giant toxic cloud ejected into the atmosphere American pesticide plant, covered with a city, taking the same night the lives of three thousand people, and another 15,000 in the next month. In total, from the release of toxic waste, affecting more than 150,000 people, and that’s not counting the children born after 1984

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8. Mouse with a human ear

surgeon Jay Vacanti (Jay Vacanti) from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, together with Jeffrey Borenstein Microengineering (Jeffrey Borenstein) is developing methods of growing artificial liver. In 1997, he managed to grow on the back of the mouse by the human ear using cartilage cells.
Developing a technique for cultivating the liver is extremely urgent. In the UK alone in the queue for transplantation are 100 people and, according to the British Society of the liver (British Liver Trust), the majority of patients dies before transplant


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9. Che Guevara

Photo taken by Alberto Korda reporter (Alberto Korda) at a meeting in 1960 in which a palm tree between the nose and someone else can see, and Che Guevara, pretends to be the replicated in the history of photography

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10. Execution of Saddam Hussein

on December 30, Iraq executed former president Saddam Hussein in this country. Supreme Tribunal of the former Iraqi leader sentenced to death by hanging. The sentence was carried out at 6 am in the suburbs of Baghdad.
execution took place shortly before the morning prayer that marks the beginning of the Muslim feast of sacrifice. She filmed the video and now the Iraqi national television broadcasts this recording on all channels.
representatives present at the Iraqi authorities reported that Hussein behaved with dignity and did not ask for mercy. He said that “pleased to accept the death of his enemies and become a martyr” rather than languish in prison for the rest of his days


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11. Loch Ness monster

photo of the Loch Ness monster. Ian Wetherell 1934


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12. Dinner construction workers

photo was taken September 29, 1932 on 69 floor in recent months, construction of Rockefeller Center

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13. Torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison

at the end of April 2004 the CBS program 60 Minutes II aired a story about the torture and abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison a group of American soldiers. In the story were shown pictures that a few days later were published in «The New Yorker». It was the loudest scandal American presence in Iraq.
At the beginning of May 2004 the U.S. military leadership has acknowledged that some of the torture methods do not meet the Geneva Convention and announced its readiness to publicly apologize.
According to the testimony of a number of prisoners by American soldiers raped them, went to them on horseback, forced to catch food from the prison toilets. In particular, prisoners told: “They forced us to walk on all fours like a dog, and yapping. We had to bark like dogs, and if you do not bark, then you slapped without mercy. Then they threw us in the chambers, took mattresses, bottled water on the floor and forced to sleep in the mire, without removing the hoods with the head. And all this is constantly photographed, “” An American said that rape me. He painted a woman on my back and made ​​me stand in shameful position, holding his own scrotum ”

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14. 12-year-old Afghan girl

most famous photograph Makkyuri Stephen (Steve McCurry), made ​​them in a refugee camp on the Afghan-Pakistani border. Soviet helicopters destroyed the village young refugee, her entire family was murdered, and before you get to the camp, the girl did a two-week path in the mountains. Following the publication in June 1985, this photo becomes an icon National Geographic. Since then, the image where only unused – from tattoos to rugs, turning photos into one of the most publicized picture of the world

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15. Fall of

Stanley Forman / Boston Herald, USA. July 22, 1975, Boston. Baby girl and fall, trying to escape from a fire


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16. Mushroom cloud

mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, author unknown

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17. Girl draws “home”

Poland – Teresa girl who grew up in a concentration camp, draws “home” on the blackboard. 1948. © David Seymou

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18. Terrorist attack of 9/11

terrorist attack September 11, 2001 (often referred to simply as 9/11) – A series of coordinated suicide terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States. The official version is responsible for these attacks is to Islamist terrorist organization “Al Qaeda.”
That morning nineteen terrorists, presumably related to “Al Kaide”, divided into four groups, captured four scheduled passenger airliner. Each group had at least one member that has passed initial flight training. The hijackers flew two of the airliners into the towers of the World Trade Center, American Airlines Flight 11 at WTC Tower 1, and United Airlines Flight 175 in WTC tower 2, causing both towers collapsed, causing severe destruction of adjacent buildings

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19. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls froze. Photo 1911


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20. Starving boy and a missionary

Mike Wells, United Kingdom. April 1980. Karamoja district (Karamoja), Uganda.

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21. White and color

photo of Elliott Erwitt 1950

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22. Officer shoots inmate

photo officer, shot in the head a handcuffed prisoner, not only won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969, but also completely changed the way Americans to what was happening in Vietnam. Despite evidence of the image actually picture not as clear as it seemed ordinary Americans, Determined sympathy for the executed. The fact that the man in handcuffs – Captain Vietcong “revenge warriors,” and on this day he and his henchmen were shot many unarmed civilians. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, shown in the left photo, life haunted his past: he refused to be treated in an Australian military hospital, after moving to the U.S., he was faced with a massive campaign, calling for his immediate deportation, a restaurant that he opened in Virginia, every day was attacked by vandals. “We know who you are!” – This inscription pursued General of the Army life


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23. Freezing rain

Freezing rain … It sounds innocuous enough, but nature often throws up surprises. Freezing rain can form a thick crust of ice on any subject, even destroying giant pylons. And can create incredibly beautiful art objects of natural origin
on the photo effects freezing rain in Switzerland

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24.  Father and son

Jean-Marc Bouju / AP, France.
March 31, 2003. An clicking (An Najaf), Iraq. Man tries to soften the harsh conditions of his son in prison for prisoners of war.

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25. Bigfoot

documentary Patterson-Gimlin, depicting in 1967 females bigfoot, American “Bigfoot” is still the only clear photographic evidence of the existence on the land of the living relic hominids designated in hominology term “Kuomintang”. At the same time, there is a fair amount of the fuzzy, blurry images that are not suitable for scientific analysis. It is a testament to how difficult the object are photographing these primates. As a rule, seeing them occur at dusk and unexpectedly, so shocked eyewitness at the crucial moment usually forgets not only the presence of his camera or camcorder, but even weapons


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26. Soldiers facing death

Republican soldiers Federico Borrell Garcia depicts the face of death. Picture caused a huge commotion in the society. The situation is unique. Photographer for all the attack made ​​only one shot at this made ​​it at random, without looking through the viewfinder, he did not look in the direction of “model.” And it is – one of the best, one of his most famous images. Precisely because of this snapshot in 1938 newspaper called 25-year-old Robert Capa “g

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27. The boy returned to Grozny

Lucian Perkins / The Washington Post, USA.
May 1995. Chechnya.
young boy looks out of a bus loaded with refugees who fled from the epicenter of the war between Chechen separatists and Russian, near Shali, Chechnya. Bus back to Grozny.

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28. Sailor kissing a nurse

Alfred Eisenstadt (Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898-1995), a photographer working for the magazine Life, strolled through the area photographing kissing. He later recalled that he had noticed the sailor, who “ran around the square and kissed indiscriminately all women in a row: young and old, fat and thin. I watched, but the desire to photograph appeared. Suddenly he grabbed something white. I barely had time to pick up the camera and take a picture of him kissing a nurse. ”
For millions of Americans, this picture, which Eisenstadt called “Unconditional Surrender”, became a symbol of the end of WWII

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29. Human embryo

Nielson received international fame in 1965, when LIFE magazine published 16 pages of photographs of the human embryo. These photographs were immediately reproduced also in Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times and other journals. In the same year published a book of photos Nilsson A Child is Born, vosmimillionnny circulation of which was sold in the first few days. This book has several editions, and is still one of the best-selling illustrated books in the history of this kind of album. Photos of the human embryo Nilsson managed to get back in 1957, but they were still not spectacular in order to demonstrate their public

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30. Victory Banner over the Reichstag

photo, which was caught planting Victory Banner over the Reichstag spread around the world. Eugene Chaldea, 1945

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31. oman confronts Israeli police

officer settler resists Israeli army outpost Amon, West Bank, February 1, 2006
Jewish settler resists Israeli police force which results in the Supreme Court decision on the dismantling of nine houses in the settlement outpost of Amun, West Bank, February 1 . Residents, who were joined by thousands of other protesters erected barriers of barbed wire to protect their homes and clashed with police. More than 200 people were injured, including 80 policemen. After hours of confrontation with the settlers drove places and came bulldozers began demolishing

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32. Famine in Sudan

By early summer 1994, Kevin Carter (Kevin Carter, 1960-1994) was on the top. He had just received the Pulitzer Prize, job offers from celebrity magazines fell one after another. “I congratulate all” – he wrote to parents – “I can not wait to see you and show you your trophy. This – the highest of recognition of my work, which I did not dare to dream. ”
Kevin Carter received Pulitzer Prize photo “Hunger in the Sudan”, shot in early spring 1993. On this day, Carter flew in the Sudan, to shoot scenes of hunger in a small village. Tired of shooting dead from hunger, he came out of the village in a field overgrown with small bushes and suddenly heard a faint cry. Looking around, he saw lying on the ground a little girl, apparently dying from hunger.He wanted to photograph it, but suddenly a few steps landed vulture vulture. Very carefully, trying not to frighten the bird, Kevin chose the best possible position and took a picture. After that, he waited another twenty minutes, hoping that the bird spread its wings and give him the opportunity to make a shot better. But damn bird did not move, and in the end, he spat and drove it.Meanwhile, the girl seems to gain strength and gone – or rather crawled – on. And Kevin sat near a tree and wept. He suddenly terribly wanted to hug his daughter …

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33. Death Omairy Sanchez

November 13, 1985. Volcanic eruption of Nevado del Ruiz – Colombia. Mountain snow melts, and the mass of mud, earth and water thickness of 50 meters literally razed everything in its path. The number of dead has exceeded 23,000 people. Catastrophe received tremendous response worldwide, partly because of a little girl photographs, named Omaira Sanchez. She was trapped – neck in the mire, her legs were trapped in the concrete construction of the house. Rescuers were trying to pump mud and release the child, but in vain. Girl held for three days, and then infected by several viruses. Recalls journalist Christina Echandia, near all the time, Omaira sang and talked with others. She was scared and she was constantly thirsty, but kept very brave. On the third night she started hallucinating.

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34. Crippled man police

man Hutu ethnic group was crippled by police who suspected him of simpatizirovanii Tutsi rebels ethnic group. June 1994. Rwanda.

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SOURCE: fishki

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