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Photos That Shook The World (Contains graphic images, may cause distress)

  • 25-11-2009 1:40am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 677 Feeky Magee


    Iconic pictures are more effective then any story. Sometimes you see photographs that just take your breath away. The following photos; some famous, some infamous, did exactly that to me on first viewing. They will live on, as a permanent reminder of the events which caused them.

    Tienemen Square Protest:

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    9/11:

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    Mai Lai Massacre:

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    Soviet Flag Over Reichstag:

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    Vietnam Shooting:

    1968_Shot_in_Head.jpg

    Afghan Girl:


    afghan-girl-national-geographic-photos-that-change1.jpg

    Saddam Hussein Captured:

    saddam.jpg

    Hindenberg:

    hindenburg.jpg

    Ali:

    muhammad_ali_versus_sonny_liston.jpg

    Rosa Parks:

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    Fake Bigfoot:

    bigfoot.jpg

    Marilyn Monroe:

    Marilyn-Monroe.jpg

    Earthrise:

    Earthrise.jpg

    Feel free to add your own!


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 35,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dr.bollocko


    Good thread idea!
    <insert flaming monk here>


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 484 ✭✭ Takk


    Good thread idea!
    <insert flaming monk here>

    <insert dr.bollocko going bollocko here>


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 677 Feeky Magee


    Good thread idea!
    <insert flaming monk here>

    Something along the lines of this?

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    Incredible inner strength.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,164 Liam Byrne



    Vietnam Shooting

    1968_Shot_in_Head.jpg

    bigfoot.jpg

    Sorry to spoil the party, but at least two of those are apparently the biggest cons in history, one completely out of context, one 100% faked.

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=M2QxNWY0N2ZkY2IxMWJhZGQ4MTU3ZjhlZjg3NTk0NzE=

    http://www.creationtips.com/bigfoot.html

    And that's not even including the "possible" moon landing as having a question mark.

    Here's another one that caused heartache and confusion (documentary on TV a few months back).

    The_Falling_Man.jpg


  • Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 23,094 Mod ✭✭✭✭ GLaDOS


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    Shook the world of football anyway :p

    Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test



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  • Registered Users Posts: 503 ✭✭ pistonsvox


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    the usual


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,494 ✭✭✭ BrokenArrows


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,624 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    pale-blue-dot-image1.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

    It didn't exactly shake the world but still manages to amaze anyone I've shown it to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,201 hightower1


    Hubbles Ultra deep field....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭ Loveless


    JFK's son saluting at his father's funeral:

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    Atomic bomb:
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    Elian Gonzalez, Miami
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    Black Panthers at the Mexico Olympics:
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    Challenger disaster
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,693 ✭✭✭✭ OutlawPete


    The last two photos would be the only ones that are iconic but included five as it adds more context.

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,298 a-k-47


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 147 ✭✭ ZiMZuM


    This was the 1st picture that came to my mind..
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 677 Feeky Magee


    Liam Byrne wrote: »
    Sorry to spoil the party, but at least two of those are apparently the biggest cons in history, one completely out of context, one 100% faked.

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=M2QxNWY0N2ZkY2IxMWJhZGQ4MTU3ZjhlZjg3NTk0NzE=

    http://www.creationtips.com/bigfoot.html

    And that's not even including the "possible" moon landing as having a question mark.

    Here's another one that caused heartache and confusion (documentary on TV a few months back).

    The_Falling_Man.jpg

    I am aware of the context and detail of both photos, it may even be why I labelled the Bigfoot one "Fake Bigfoot" don'tcha think? :rolleyes:

    As for the Vietnam one, it certainly meets the criteria of the thread as having shaken the world, regardless of the facts that emerged afterwards.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,667 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious


    ZiMZuM wrote: »
    This was the 1st picture that came to my mind..
    sad.jpg
    That's the first one I thought of too. Terrible.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 26,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Turtwig


    Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin:
    5903.jpg

    Chernobyl Reactor 4:
    Chernobyl_Disaster.jpg

    First MRI Brain Scan :
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    Not really regarded as an iconic photograph at the time, shame too because today it stands as one of the most important inventions of all time :
    The First Transistor.
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,528 ✭✭✭ foxyboxer


    The Blue Marble from Apollo 17

    Focused people on environmentalism.

    the_blue_marble.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,528 ✭✭✭ foxyboxer


    Sputnik - The catalyst for the Space Race

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    Diana Car Crash

    diana_princess_of_wales_car_crash.jpg

    Vietnam

    UtphotoL.jpg

    Prisoner Abuse

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  • Registered Users Posts: 621 ✭✭✭ gerk86


    that image from hubble is astounding. Each galaxy has hundreds of billions of stars with hundreds of billions of solar systems. it's a good case for intelligent life out there!

    not that we'll ever, EVER meet :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,884 ✭✭✭✭ My name is URL


    The Lynching of Young Blacks -

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    Che -

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    The Kiss -

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    Iraq POW with Child -

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 933 paddyland


    Liam Byrne wrote: »
    Sorry to spoil the party, but at least two of those are apparently the biggest cons in history, one completely out of context, one 100% faked.

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=M2QxNWY0N2ZkY2IxMWJhZGQ4MTU3ZjhlZjg3NTk0NzE=


    What a great story, I never knew that. A sober lesson about taking things at face value, about ASSUMING anything in this life. A moving story too. Well done. Thanks Liam.

    Here's a more modern one, from the internet age. Neda Agha Soltan, shot by a sniper in Iran. A ripple went around the Earth when this YouTube video appeared...

    neda-iran-video.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,383 amacachi


    Any chance of a "dead/dying bodies" warning in the title?


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 2,141 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Oink



    535yxy.jpg

    Now that one, that one...
    I just don't know if I should puke or punch someone.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,551 ✭✭✭ panda100


    Is the hubble one a pic of stars,planets,solar systems etc??
    If so, that is amazing.Makes you think just how insignificant our little planet really is in the grand scheme of things.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,987 Auvers


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  • Registered Users Posts: 58,498 ✭✭✭✭ ibarelycare


    Oink wrote: »
    535yxy.jpg
    Now that one, that one...
    I just don't know if I should puke or punch someone.


    What's the story behind this one??


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 35,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dr.bollocko


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,132 ✭✭✭ Dinner


    panda100 wrote: »
    Is the hubble one a pic of stars,planets,solar systems etc??
    If so, that is amazing.Makes you think just how insignificant our little planet really is in the grand scheme of things.

    There's about 10000 objects in that picture with most of them being entire Galaxys each of those could have billions or trillions of stars. Hubble looked at a piece of sky about the size of a grain of sand held at arms length.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 10,492 Mod ✭✭✭✭ xzanti


    Dinner wrote: »
    There's about 10000 objects in that picture with most of them being entire Galaxys each of those could have billions or trillions of stars. Hubble looked at a piece of sky about the size of a grain of sand held at arms length.

    Makes a class desktop too :D thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 964 ✭✭✭ Guru Maith Agut


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    Not a Liverpool supporter but this certainly shook the world.

    hillsborough-disaster-football-0.jpg

    hillsborough-anfield.jpg


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