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17 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

They say some pictures are more powerful than words. They strike a cord within your soul can bring the toughest candidates to tears.

You don’t see them often but when you do, you don’t forget them very easily.

We have searched the internet for what we believe to be some extremely powerful photographs.

Do you agree?

1. Starving boy and missionary holding hands


Image credits: Mike Wells

2. Fingernail scratches inside an Auschwitz gas chamber


Image credits: kligon5

3. A tired heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant passed out from exhaustion on the floor.


Image credits: James Stanfield

4. Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India


Image credits: Tsering Topgyal / AP

5. Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors in 2000


Image credits: STR News / Reuters

6. This young man just found out his brother was killed


Image credits: Nhat V. Meyer

7. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009


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8. Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months


Image credits: Louie Favorite

9. Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music


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10. Father and son (1949 vs 2009)


Image credits: Vojage-Vojage

11. A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero in 2011.


Image credits: Vanderlei Almeida / Getty Images

12. A couple found embraced in the rubble of a collapsed factory


Image credits: Taslima Akhter

13. Christians protecting Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt


Image credits: Nevine Zaki

14. A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994


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15. This is what a sunset on Mars looks like


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16. Alcoholic father with his son


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17. Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man.”


Image credits: Richard Drew /AP


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