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53 Responses to 14 Photos That Changed the World

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    Link: 14 Photos That Changed the World - Some of these images are heartbreaking.
  2. Profile photo of BrokenJohn
    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    I remember this was part series or something. You had to pay to see the rest. :(
  3. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    A few of these aren`t all that special tbh...
  4. Profile photo of Braininajar
    Braininajar Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm
    Where was the one with the Buddhist monk who immolated himself, or the girl at the Kent State shooting who was screaming after she saw her friend get shot? Still, these pictures were very eye opening.
  5. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    wow.
  6. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    Heartbreaking? Bah! You whimp...
  7. Profile photo of Fool_Be_Gone
    Fool_Be_Gone Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    Good addition. All of them.
  8. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    aw wearas goatse that changed my world
  9. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:25 pm
    i defenitely knew that one of the pakistan girl was going to be in there...
  10. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    Most of those I have seen before, but there aren`t any recent ones. Nobody can take an altering picture with whats going on now?
  11. Profile photo of LiquidCheese
    LiquidCheese Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    There is one incredibly moving photo of a horribly malnourished infant desperately crawling, alone, a mile to where food is being distributed after a natural disaster or something similar. This child looks completely dehumanised and incredibly skeletal. And there is a vulture waiting in the background for this kid to die. The photographer was told not to interfere (for the threat of catching a disease i think) so he didn`t, and the child obviously died because of it. The photographer got depressed and killed himself a month or so afterwards i think. (that`s the story as well as i can remember so don`t go mental if i got it wrong).

    That photo probably didn`t change the world, but I certainly found it very moving. I don`t really ever cry but that photo (and the backstory) got me very close.

    Does anyone know the name of the photo i`m talking about, or where it can be viewed?

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    ashwey Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    ooh
  13. Profile photo of LiquidCheese
    LiquidCheese Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Oh never mind, here it is.

    http://africanhistory.about.com/b/2006/0...

  14. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    That Saigon one definitely pulled on my heartstrings.

    LiquidCheese, why couldn`t a photographer take the pictures THEN help? I understand that it`s a principle to observe and not interfere, but can`t he step outside of that photographer persona to be a human again and save another human?

  15. Profile photo of Kairobi
    Kairobi Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    :(
  16. Profile photo of LiquidCheese
    LiquidCheese Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    opiebreath, yeah, I agree. I think the idea is that if you are photographing poverty like that every day, then there is no way you can help everyone, and it`s better to remain an observer. But I know I sure as hell couldn`t just stay an observer.

    It could have been that he was witnessing death like that all around him, and simply trying to help would have been futile, i guess when you`re in a situation like that, there is nothing you can really do but still, I think putting journalistic principles above principles as human, is still wrong.

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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    Sogan ones old.

    Woman aroent treated that bad, depends who and where you are...associated with

    Good collection though

  18. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    More like photos of events that impacted the last century.

    If they really wanted to show ones that "changed the world" they would have added more cultural ones like Monroe on top of the steam grate, opening the discussion of sexuality in the western world or something similar to that. What about the one with the migrant mother with seven children?

    These are not well known photos (most) but photos of impacting events.

  19. Profile photo of LiquidCheese
    LiquidCheese Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm
    `Sogan ones old.`

    ...a lot of them are from the 50s...that`s pretty old too...

  20. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    <i>“All of a sudden, I realized ‘them’ was that soldier in front of me—a human being I could just as easily have been going out on a date with,” Kasmir says. “It wasn’t a war machine, it was just a bunch of guys with orders. Right then, it went from being a fun, hip trip to a painful reality.”</i>

    This speaks volumes.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    ...damn html failure...
  22. Profile photo of ghoulie11
    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    one might say that Tiananmen was the greatest victory for ana.

    but on a seriouse note the picture of the Mexicans getting arrested seems far too surreal.

  23. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    Yeahhh...these are yawners. I doubt these were very influential.

    The Chinese man in front of the tank was a screen capture, and that`s the best one.

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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    i think the one with the girl in the truck and her brother looking at her touched me the most. :[
  25. Profile photo of Drillprp
    Drillprp Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    Lol @ vietnam kid seeing sister in the back of the truck.
  26. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    lol those were funny
  27. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    were is the one of the old lady smoking a giant thing of weed?
  28. Profile photo of Aeladil
    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    I can`t believe they didn`t include a picture of Kim Phuc, the `napalm girl`. That has to be one of the most iconic pictures.

    Or what about the photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse?

    Or the students at Kent State University in 1970?

    There are so many that didn`t make the list.

  29. Profile photo of EmoGangster
    EmoGangster Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    The one with the Polish girl hurt me the most.
    :`c
  30. Profile photo of YOUREWINNER
    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    The Tiananmen Square tank man photo gets me all the time. Beautiful.
  31. Profile photo of ilovetristan
    ilovetristan Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    I love all of those photos. Some are very depressing. ):
  32. Profile photo of Anonikitty
    Anonikitty Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    "I can`t believe they didn`t include a picture of Kim Phuc, the `napalm girl`. That has to be one of the most iconic pictures."

    Definitely agree with that.

  33. Profile photo of Growth
    Growth Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    The girl drawing "home" and the "COLORED" water fountain are very moving.
  34. Profile photo of day456
    day456 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    theres also a photo of a czech woman crying while saluting the nazis while they enter czechoslovakia and the photo of the polish army on horses with spears getting ready to fight the germany tanks
  35. Profile photo of Neon_Fedora
    Neon_Fedora Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    I think the one of the dead sister and her brother`s grief is the most moving for me. Just imagine that as being someone you love and finding them dead, bloody, and in the back of a pickup.

    Dainty, it kind of is! If they affect you emotionally still, then yeah no reaction physically is fine. But if it didn`t tug at your heartstrings, you might want to rethink those pictures! :/

  36. Profile photo of GlassTrinket
    GlassTrinket Female 13-17
    110 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    Wow. Some of those are amazing. I like the one with the brother and sister and the one where the woman is holding a flower in front of the soldiers.
    Oh and @ drillprp, lol? What is your problem?
    You have a twisted mind to be able to laugh at that.
  37. Profile photo of jesse_420
    jesse_420 Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    "lol those were funny"

    you need a reality check

  38. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    how you need a reality check these were funny i laughed
  39. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Alot of people just don`t have any empathy. I seriously think that`s the main thing that`s wrong with the world.

    If you can`t put yourself in those people`s shoes, of course they have no effect on you. That`s your problem, not the pictures.

  40. Profile photo of sicker
    sicker Female 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    this list bothers me because it leaves out like a thousand photographs and the author`s comments are idiotic.
  41. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    Afghan girl at Nasir Bagh refugee camp is haunting
  42. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    Baalthazaq, that`s true. It`s difficult to have empathy when you can`t feel that connection to that person. We`re ingrained to protect those connections and not much else. It`s like how online bullying can ften go guiltless because one does not see the victim`s grief and does not feel it.
  43. Profile photo of SmexyKream
    SmexyKream Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    The Afghan girl`s eyes in that picture are almost jaw dropping. She looks very pretty too :) And that one with the little boy looking in the truck was really sad. As was the one with the girl from the concentration camp.
  44. Profile photo of Meh110
    Meh110 Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    Meh
  45. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    Unfortunatly, yes, I know these aren`t all or the best photos out there to convey such messages, but, I didn`t create the website.
  46. Profile photo of no_need
    no_need Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 2:42 am
    The comments at the bottom were hilarious... not at all in keeping with the pics :P
  47. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2008 at 3:17 am
    "Changed" the world might be too much to describe these pictures, they are moving though. The boy finding his sister was imo the most moving.
  48. Profile photo of missyismymum
    missyismymum Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 4:06 am
    my first post! woop woop!

    the kid seeing his sister made me sad. sad times. makes me want to be a better person and give to charity and stuff, but meh, im too selfish.

    hello :D

  49. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
    352 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 6:15 am
    HOW THE HELL DOES A PICTURE OF SOME FAT BIRD SUNBATHING IN BRIGHTON `CHANGE THE WORLD`?.
    A couple of good pics, but the rest were utter cr*p.
  50. Profile photo of lagatitamala
    lagatitamala Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 11:58 pm
    some of the photos were sad...the one that had gotten to me the most was the little viet boy looking at his sister....but some of the comments were funny especially about the iranian women and the sun bathing person
  51. Profile photo of Eternal76
    Eternal76 Female 30-39
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    May 24, 2008 at 12:44 pm
    The brother viewing his dead sister in the back of the truck almost made me cry.
  52. Profile photo of MetalRob
    MetalRob Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    Friend of mine works for National Geographic in Washington,DC.I have seen the original Afghan Girl photo blown up that hangs in Steve McCurry`s office.The girls eyes in the original photo are AMAZING!! Reproductions in magazines,on line ect..while great and amazing,do no justice to the original shot.Never forget it!
  53. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2008 at 11:49 pm
    Those girl`s eyes are just amazingly beautiful.

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