Photos That Shook The World

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This literally "shook" the world

Ladies and gentlemen i give you the most powerful nuclear(thermonuclear) detonation in the history of mankind. The TSAR BOMBA yield 50MT




the Tsar Bomba mushroom cloud.


The Tsar Bomba's massive fireball, measuring 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) in diameter, touched the ground and nearly reached the altitude of the deploying Tu-95 bomber

The fireball touched the ground, reached nearly as high as the altitude of the release plane, and was seen and felt almost 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from ground zero. The heat from the explosion could have caused third degree burns 100 km (62 miles) away from ground zero. The subsequent mushroom cloud was about 64 kilometres (40 mi) high (nearly seven times higher than Mount Everest) and 40 kilometres (25 mi) wide. The explosion could be seen and felt in Finland, breaking windows there and in Sweden. Atmospheric focusing caused blast damage up to 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) away. The seismic shock created by the detonation was measurable even on its third passage around the Earth.[6] Its seismic body wave magnitude was about 5 to 5.25.[7] The energy yield was around 7.1 on the Richter scale[citation needed], but since the bomb was detonated in air rather than underground, most of the energy was not converted to seismic waves.
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Lenin giving a speech to the troops at the on, May 5, 1920 with Trotsky in foreground. Taken in front of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. (note that this is only the left half of the original picture; the right half featured Trotsky, so the picture got sliced in two by stalinist censorship in the 30's, and the Trotsky half was removed)

Kent State, 1970
Fourteen-year-old Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Jeffrey Miller, a student at the university who was killed by National Guardsmen during a protest against the war in Vietnam. This Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph, taken by photojournalism student John Filo, became an icon of the tumultuous period.
 

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Bloodstains cover the floor of the Chattrapati Shivaji Railway terminus, where one of the Mumbai attacks took place yesterday.

I shall never forget that or never shall i forgive the country that prepared this Pakistan shall burn and see her children die for what her goverment has allowed to happen
 

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Rwanda Genocide 1994

The Rwandan Genocide was the 1994 mass killing of hundreds of thousands of Rwanda's Tutsis and Hutu political moderates by the Hutu dominated government under the Hutu Power ideology. Over the course of approximately 100 days, from the assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana on 6 April through mid-July, at least 500,000 people were killed.[1] Estimates of the death toll have ranged between 500,000 and 1,000,000,[2] or as much as 20% of the total population of the country.

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Speared skull - Ntarama Genocide Memorial, Rwanda



WHY


Movie called HOTEL RWANDA released on 2004 based on the incident-an amazing movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYwuXvA589A
 

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In 1973 photographer Chick Harrity snapped one of the Vietnam War's most memorable images. It showed a baby girl, named Tran Thie Het Nhanny, lying in a cardboard box next to her brother, who begged on the streets of Saigon.

When the photo was published in February of that year, it inspired Americans to raise money to bring the baby to the US to undergo surgery to correct a congenital heart defect.

The White House News Photographers' Association on Saturday gave a lifetime achievement award to Harrity, whose 48-year career included 35 years in Washington.

To Harrity's surprise the award was presented by the woman whose image he captured in that famous photograph. After surgery in the US, Nhanny was adopted by an American woman and now lives in Ohio.

President George Bush was the guest of honour at the ceremony. Introducing himself as "Laura Bush's straight man" he added the narration to a series of joke photos he brought along.

"I know you think you are documenting the Bush presidency, but you have nothing on my mother," he told the gathering of photographers at the start of a series of pictures showing former first lady Barbara Bush taking snapshots.

Many of Mr Bush's photos were of White House photographers assuming various odd positions to get just the right angle - including one lying on the grass for what appeared to be an up close and personal view of dog Barney's rear.

However, closing on a serious note, Mr Bush said: "When people think of historic events, they don't usually remember the words … they remember the images. One photo may not tell us the entire truth, but it gives us a piece of the truth … a glimpse of history, and that's important work."
 

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After two days trapped beneath the rubble, two-year-old Redjeson Hausteen Claude was plucked from the wreckage of his home. Seeing the horror and disbelief in the boys eyes in the previous pictures and then just seeing the boy with an ever so small smile, despite the horror of what he's been through. Pictures really do paint a thousand words.






 

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1968 Olympics Black Power salute

 

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2010 Moscow Metro bombings

Rescue workers try to save the life of one of those injured in the blast at Park Kultury metro station

Shocked survivors wait for treatment after the bombings ripped through Moscow metro

the city's Lubyanka station officials examine the scene. The station lies beneath the headquarters of the Federal Security Service

Splattered with blood, a wounded man makes a phone call on his mobile outside the Park Kultury metro station

Detectives and scenes of crime officers examine the aftermath of the blast at Park Kultury metro station

A bloodied passenger is treated on the side of the road

Dead bodies are scattered in the walkway at one of the stations

MAP BLAST
 

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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010

The volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air just prior to sunset ON Friday, April 16, 2010. Thick drifts of volcanic ash blanketed parts of rural Iceland on Friday as a vast, invisible plume of grit drifted over Europe.

A car is seen driving near Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland, through the ash from the volcano eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier


Farmer Thorarinn Olafsson tries to lure his horse back to the stable as a cloud of black ash looms overhead in Drangshlid at Eyjafjoll
 

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A small plane (upper left) flies past smoke and ash billowing from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland.

Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull




 

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