30 Most Moving images which shook the World


Here is list of some incidents which shook the humanity to the core, which impacted us badly.

These are images that made the world weep together. Photos that carry a deep sentimental value and are utterly touching.   

1. Wedding picture from Izu Island; the habitants use gas masks because there are high levels of sulfur in the air due to volcanic activity


2. Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated, an event that helped spark World War I (1914)

3. Job hunting in 1930s - a period marked by the Great Depression

4. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student (1960)

5. Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.

6. A homeless and hungry man eats off a railway track in India

7. John Lennon giving an autograph, with his future killer Mark Chapman, few hours before his death. (1980)

8. A vulture waits for the malnourished child to die (1992). The photographer commited suicide despite being awarded for this photo.

9. Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard - Poland (1948)

10. Hungry Russian women kneel before American Relief Administration officials (1922)

11. A permanent shadow of a victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing lies cast on the ground that speaks of the severity of the tragedy that engulfed Japan (1945)

12. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States . Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassment after 4 days (1957)

13. A protesting Buddhist monk burns himself to death (1963)

14. A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger. (1992)

15. Rwanda Massacre - A group of Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. The genocide left 800,000 dead. This photo shows the bloody feet of children attempting to escape slaughter by climbing the walls. (1994)

16. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to console his son (2003)

17. A German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there - Frankfurt (1946)

18. The famous photograph by Bernie Boston that shows a Vietnam war protestor placing flowers into the rifles of National Guardsmen at the entrance to the Pentagon, 1967.

19. This picture of a couple cuddled together in their last moments, illustrates the full human tragedy of the Dhaka factory disaster.

Photographer : Taslima Akhter
20. "Wait For Me, Daddy" became one of the most famous Canadian picture of the Second World War and one of the most famous of all war pictures.

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

22. This depressing picture is of a son pulling his alcoholic father. It is saddening to see such a circumstance - and it's even sadder to realize that this is more common than one may think.

23. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011.

24. This snap taken in Uganda in 1980 during the famine and period of starvation shook the planet. This photo said it all, none was left to say.

25. Diego Fraz√£o Torquato, 12-year-old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher's funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music.

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

27. Omayra Sanchez died after being stuck in mud due to lack of facilities

In 1985, in Columbia, a volcano erupted that destroyed the village of Armero. One of the victims of the village was Omayra Sanchez a 13 year old. She was stuck in the clay, mud and water from her own house.

Her situation was such that of they did nothing she would die and if they attempted a rescue then it would involve amputation followed by hospitalization, which was not possible because of a lack of proper medical facilities, in which case she would die.

For three days she was stuck as the world televised her agony, but it was this photo by Photographer Frank Fournier that shook the world. All she dreamt of during these three days was her school, friends and family. She did eventually die as the world lashed the Columbian government for their negligence and lack of support to the victims. Frank won the 1986 World Press Photo Premier Award for this click.

28. The execution of Polish men on Bloody Sunday - Bydgoszcz, (1939)

29. This is a really sad picture of a Giraffe and Polar Bear kept in captivity

30. Felix Baumgartner standing in his capsule about to dive. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi) on 14 October 2012, and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent.