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The most influential photographs of our time that define modern history

History Story: The most influential photographs of our time that define modern history

The most incredible pictures are the ones that capture the most incredible human experiences. Take a look at these powerful pictures that show significant events and influential people that have shaped the world we live in.



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49 Comments
Steve Berdan
A couple I would add would be the Afghan. Girl with the amazing eyes and the pic of a fetus hand coming through the moms stomach grabbing the doctors finger
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Jun 2, 2018 4:57PM
Bev Davies
The photo of a young girl running after napalm dropped on her village during Vietnam War is etched in my memory!!
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Dec 24, 2018 6:36PM
David Smith
The Afghan girl with the eyes. The wall in Germany coming down. The Chinese man who stood up to the tanks in Tianamen Square. And most poignant in my mind the Vietnamese girl with her body burnt by napalm. One from the moon too should be included.
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Jan 9, 2020 7:38PM
tinagaffney
I would add : The photo of Kent State ( with. the young lady with her arms outstretched) MLK ((Letters To Birmingham Jail with King sitting in a cell ; the shot of his aides pointing in the direction where the assassination shot came from; three African Americans athletes with their hands in the African American Power Symbol (fists raised )@ the 1960 Olympic Games ; Billie Jean King defeating Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of The Sexes" at Wimbledon ; President Obama 's Inaugural Speeches ; The Beatles and The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show ; Oprah Winfrey on the cover of TIME ; Jesse Owens @ the 1936 Olympic Games ; Simone Biles ( from Sports Illustrated wearing her Gold Medals;) Viola Davis winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for " Fences " ; The photograph of the team recovering Baby Jessica from the well .
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Nov 30, 2019 9:14PM
jack patti go
They are all very amazing! I love the baby invetro and my favorite is Presideny Kennedy and John John! Precious❤❤❤❤ Ourcworld is full of good and bad! We takevit all in?
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Jul 21, 2019 9:06PM
jack patti go
I reme,ber some of these, vividly!
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Apr 24, 2019 3:39PM
Laura Takeda
The young girl with napalm photo Bev mentioned.
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Apr 11, 2019 10:56PM
jack patti go
My favorite, was President Kennedy, with, Jon Jon! Lots of sad ones! Loved the earth rise one, also!
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Mar 29, 2019 8:57PM
Mary Margaret Swift
The picture of the firefighter carrying the wounded baby after the bombing in Oklahoma City.
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Mar 28, 2019 5:01PM
Bern Delmage
Bev Davies, my exact thought too!
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Feb 21, 2019 5:33PM
Dante Ludwig
The most compelling photograph of all time is the Earth as seen from the moon!! The second most compelling photograph of all time is the Monk who set himself on fire!!!!
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Dec 19, 2018 5:03PM
Robert Lehr
Saigon April 1075 Chopper on top of building! photo taken by Dutch Photographer from over 200 meters
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Nov 4, 2018 6:10PM
Jane Elise Naylor
I would have anticipated seeing the shocking photo of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the poor little South Vietnamese girl burning in Napalm - horrid photo, but one that truly did shock the World
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Oct 25, 2018 6:32PM
James Webb
Now who would expected the majority of the images to be about America and Americans.
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Oct 23, 2018 8:43PM
Comniní Tsinari
I would include Pisco del Gaiso's photo, "Indian breastfeeding wild piglet".
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Sep 26, 2018 4:49PM
Andrea Eckert Watters
Powerful photographs! These are keepers! Thanks!
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Sep 10, 2018 5:04PM

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