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17 Astonishing Photos Revealing The Most Memorable Events In Human History

Humanity has witnessed quite a lot of wonderful events that show goodness and concern for each other. Throughout history, we have seen bravery and courage triumph over corruption and disasters.

However, death and loss are not uncommon in history. Here are 17 photos that have truly captured the most significant events of humanity.

17 Astonishing Photos Revealing The Most Memorable Events In Human History

17 Astonishing Photos Revealing The Most Memorable Events In Human History

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1. Harold Whittles

1. Harold Whittles

This photograph that was taken by Jack Bradley reveals Harold's reaction as he begins to hear sounds for the first time after doctors gave him an earpiece.

2. Aftermath of the tsunami

2. Aftermath of the tsunami

The horrible tsunami that happened in 2004 hurt many people and left many without a family. This image captures the grief of a human being, as taken by Arko Datta.

3. Suddenly falling

3. Suddenly falling

This shocking photo of a 19-year-old mother and her child falling from a broken fire escape was back in 1975 and taken by Stanley Forman.

4. Tropical storm

4. Tropical storm

This gloomy photo shows a kid pushing a stroller after the terrifying tropical storm Hannah ravaged Haiti.

5. Famine of Bengal

5. Famine of Bengal

During the Second World War, West Bengal was under a state of famine as 3 million people perished due to hunger and malnutrition.

6. Helping refugees

6. Helping refugees

Carol Guzy captured this stunning image of a baby being carefully passed over a fence made of barbed wire so he could be with his family.

7. The atrocities of war

7. The atrocities of war

Taken by Nick Ut during the Vietnam war, this photo shows how war totally ruins the lives of innocent people.

8. An industrial disaster

8. An industrial disaster

In December 1984, India witnessed the most horrendous industrial disaster as a gas leak affected half a million people and led to the death of more than 3,700 people.

9. Reunited with his daughter

9. Reunited with his daughter

This loving image was taken by Helmuth Pirath in 1956 as a World War II prisoner is freed and allowed to finally meet her daughter.

10. Hitler in Paris

10. Hitler in Paris

The Nazi dictator was seen together in Paris with the architect named Albert Speer.

11. Caught in the act

11. Caught in the act

This photo captures the precise moment when Lee Harvey Oswald was suddenly shot. Mr. Oswald was the sniper who killed US President John F. Kennedy.

12. An eruption in Colombia in 1985

12. An eruption in Colombia in 1985

Omayra Sanchez could not get out of the mud and the collapsed structures after the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz. Because of the government's incapacity to provide immediate assistance, she died due to gangrene and hypothermia.

13. Aftermath of war

13. Aftermath of war

Carolyn Cole from the Los Angeles Times took this great image depicting the effects of the Liberian Civil War.

14. Firing squad

14. Firing squad

Kurdish rebels alongside two of Shah's policemen were killed by a firing squad in 1980 in Iran.

15. Crisis in conflict

15. Crisis in conflict

This image captures the tension as John F. Kennedy tackles the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

16. Police brutality

16. Police brutality

Taken in 1964 by Bruce Davidson, this image captures police brutality as the authorities are dragging a man.

17. Protest in Saigon

17. Protest in Saigon

On June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire as a form of protest against the killings of Buddhists by the government of South Vietnam.

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