25 of the Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken!

These photos need no introduction, in truth. Their power shines through the still image and touches our hearts and minds. From various stages in our history, these photos have kept their power to evoke strong emotion and great awe.
 
Missionary reaching out to starving boy.

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Heart surgeon after a 23 hour heart transplant with very little resources and only one assistant (who is currently sleeping in the corner).

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Father and son after 60 years (1949-2009).

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12 year old Brazilian boy playing the violin at the funeral of the

                                                     teacher that helped him escape poverty.

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Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano, Chechnya, 1994.

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This teen just found out his brother was killed.

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Christians form a protective circle around praying Muslims in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Egypt.

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Firefighter making sure a koala has water after the horrible bush fires of 2009, Victoria, Australia.

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Female soldier reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months

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Homeless men wait to receive free food outside a mosque in New Delhi, India.

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Zanjeer was a heroic dog that saved thousands of lives during the Mumbai blasts of 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kg of explosive material, 249 hand grenades, 600 detonators and 6406 rounds of ammunition. He died in 2000 and was buried with many honors and attendants.

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The man who jumped from the towers on 9/11.

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Child trying to get his alcoholic father to stand.

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These lovers embraced one last time as a factory collapsed on their heads.

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The sunset as is seen from Mars.

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5 year old gypsy child having a cigarette. In the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Southern France, it is not rare for a small boy to smoke.

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Leao the dog sits for the 2nd consecutive day at the burial site of its owner, who died in a landslide.

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A Russian veteran of WW2 finally finds the old tank in which he spent most of the war. It was standing as a monument in a small town.

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The famous “Wait For Me Daddy” photograph taken in New Westminster, Canada, 1940.

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Flower power: Protesting the Vietnam War, 1967.

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A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami, northern Japan, 2011.

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Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado in March, 2012

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Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943

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During massive floods in Cuttack City, India, in 2011, a heroic villager saved numerous stray cats by carrying them with a basket balanced on his head

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The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888

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