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IN History & Culture ON 10 Feb, 2016
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.
This photograph was taken by Jack Bradley that reveals Harold's reaction as he begins to hear sound for the first time after doctors gave him an earpiece.
The horrible Tsunami that occurred 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.
This shocking photo of a 19-year-old mother and her child falling from a broken fire escape was taken by Stanley Forman in 1975.
This gloomy photo shows a kid pushing a stroller after the terrifying tropical storm Hannah ravaged Haiti.
During the Second World War, West Bengal was under a state of famine as 3 million people perished due to hunger and malnutrition.
Carol Guzy captured this stunning image of a baby being carefully passed over a fence made of barbed wire to reunite him with his family.
Taken by Nick Ut during the Vietnam War, this photo shows how war totally ruins the lives of innocent people.
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.
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.
The Nazi dictator was seen together in Paris with the architect named Albert Speer.
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.
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.
Carolyn Cole from the Los Angeles Times took this great image depicting the effects of the Liberian Civil War.
Kurdish rebels alongside two of Shah's policemen were killed by a firing squad in 1980 in Iran.
This image captured the tension as John F. Kennedy is seen tackling the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
Taken in 1964 by Bruce Davidson, this image captured the police brutality as the authorities are seen dragging a man.
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.