Photos That Shook The World

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    East and West German handshake, across the Berlin Wall!

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    Munich Air Disaster 6th Feb 1958 :(

    23 players, supporters, crew and journalists died when the third attempted take off of British European Airways Flight 609 resulted in the plane crashing back to the slush covered runway.

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    And the 50th anniversary commemoration versus Manchester City - February 2008.
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    Those who died were:

    Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment, co-pilot (survived the crash but suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital three weeks later as a result of brain damage)
    Tom Cable, cabin steward
    Manchester United players
    • Geoff Bent
    • Roger Byrne
    • Eddie Colman
    • Duncan Edwards (survived the crash, but died in hospital 15 days later)
    • Mark Jones
    • David Pegg
    • Tommy Taylor
    • Liam "Billy" Whelan

    Manchester United Staff
    • Walter Crickmer, club secretary
    • Tom Curry, trainer
    • Bert Whalley, chief coach

    Journalists
    • Alf Clarke, Manchester Evening Chronicle
    • Donny Davies, Manchester Guardian
    • George Follows, Daily Herald
    • Tom Jackson, Manchester Evening News
    • Archie Ledbrooke, Daily Mirror
    • Henry Rose, Daily Express
    • Frank Swift, News of the World (also former England and Manchester City goalkeeper; died on his way to hospital)
    • Eric Thompson, Daily Mail

    Bela Miklos, travel agent
    and Willie Satinoff, supporter, racecourse owner and close friend of Matt Busby.

    We'll never die, we'll never die,
    We'll never die, we'll never die,
    We'll keep the Red Flag flying high,
    'Cos Man United will never die......
     
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    Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell captured the harrowing images of the victims of Haiti in 2008. Farrell documented the Haitian tragedy with impressive black-and-white stills. The subject of “After the Storm” is a boy who is trying to save a stroller after the tropical storm Hanna struck Haiti.
     
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    Soviet Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan!

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    A famous shot from WW2 commonly called Kombat. It was taken by Soviet war correspondent Макса Альперта is 1941, and he claimed that the political officer portrayed died immediately after it was taken. Much later, the officer was identified and there was a bit of controversy over whether it was staged propaganda.
     
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    The photo is part of The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.
     
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    Chernobyl, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR

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    "Gandhi at his Spinning Wheel," the defining portrait of one of the 20th century’s most influential figures, almost didn’t happen, thanks to the Mahatma’s strict demands. Granted a rare opportunity to photograph India’s leader; Life staffer Margaret Bourke-White was all set to shoot when Gandhi’s secretaries stopped her cold: If she was going to photograph Gandhi at the spinning wheel (a symbol for India’s struggle for independence), she first had to learn to use one herself.

    But that wasn’t all. The ascetic Mahatma wasn’t to be spoken to (it being his day of silence.) And because he detested bright light, Bourke-White was only allowed to use three flashbulbs. Having cleared all these hurdles, however, there was still one more – the humid Indian weather, which wreaked havoc on her camera equipment. When time finally came to shoot, Bourke-White’s first flashbulb failed. And while the second one worked, she forgot to pull the slide, rendering it blank.

    She thought it was all over, but luckily, the third attempt was successful. In the end, she came away with an image that became Gandhi’s most enduring representation. it was also among the last portraits of his life; he was assassinated less than two years later.
     
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    Little Boy over Hiroshima (L) and Fat Man over Nagasaki (R)!

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    Tasr Bomba (Kuz'kina Mat'), Novaya Zemlya, USSR

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    An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spider's webs.
     
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    The tip of the sharpest manmade item, a tungsten needle.
    Each orb is an individual atom.

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    Orville Wright makes the first ever manned flight. December 17 1903

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    Very very very nice posts.....
     
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    I am stoned in front of the all pictures our world is very strange
     
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    'Napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40
    Vietnam war survivor Kim Phuc.

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