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

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,964 ToniTuddle


    Blisterman wrote: »
    Strange how there's dozens of photos of humans dying in unfortunate and tragic circumstances here, but pictures of a few birds dying gets a much more emotive response.

    I guess because animals can't reach out and ask for help, they don't know what is dangerous and sometimes they can't avoid it either way. :(
    thebullkf wrote: »
    i thought this thread was about photo's that shook the world...???


    That photo is of the victims of the worst car crash in Irelands history. The 8th person is not included for some reason.
    That photo was reported around various parts of the world.


  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ questioner


    check out earthlings narrated by joaquin pohoenix, animal rights doc. really heartrending stuff. another one called the cove about jap dolphin farms.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ DR Electrical


    questioner wrote: »
    check out earthlings narrated by joaquin pohoenix, animal rights doc. really heartrending stuff. another one called the cove about jap dolphin farms.
    seen it i didint eat meet for a few days after seeing it..horrific:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,625 ✭✭✭✭ BaZmO*


    seen it i didint eat meet for a few days after seeing it..horrific:eek:
    A few days? Good to see you're a man of principles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ questioner


    actually i didnt eat meat for a few days after either. i must be a man of principles too:rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,625 ✭✭✭✭ BaZmO*


    questioner wrote: »
    actually i didnt eat meat for a few days after either. i must be a man of principles too:rolleyes:
    So you were so horrified with the prospect of eating meat that you decided to give it up for a few days, but then thought, "Ah sure feck it, this bacon is damn tasty!"? :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ alibaba12


    foxyboxer wrote: »
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    havent seen this pic before - can you let me know what its about?


  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ questioner


    latter half yes, but i wanted to see how hard it was to be a vegan - the answer is very hard. i think i lasted four days, then mcdonalds struck. with devastating effect...

    you should check the film out and see if you feel comfortable eating meat directly after it. its a pretty shocking film. poignant score by moby too.

    just because you try something new then fail after a few days doesnt mean you're lacking in principle - lacking in conviction perhaps but thats rather the rule than the exception nowadays, no?

    anyway back on topic.. not sure what the provenance of the first one is but i think the second one is from new orleans after katrina.


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


    alibaba12 wrote: »
    havent seen this pic before - can you let me know what its about?

    It's the assassination of Robert Kennedy


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,964 ToniTuddle


    questioner wrote: »
    anyway back on topic.. not sure what the provenance of the first one is but i think the second one is from new orleans after katrina.


    I'm nearly sure the second one is taking from the TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
    The episode where Kim and Kourtney head down to see the devastation after hurricane Katrina and help out a family by building them a house or giving them money to build again.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ jolter


    Takk wrote: »
    <insert dr.bollocko going bollocko here>

    love your sense of humour


  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ jolter


    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.
    Feel free to add your own!

    first class tread, cheers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,162 ✭✭✭✭ kmart6


    kenmonu wrote: »
    first class tread, cheers.
    Was there a real need to quote all those pictures?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,628 Truley


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,084 ✭✭✭✭ Big Nasty


    ToniTuddle wrote: »
    I'm nearly sure the second one is taking from the TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
    The episode where Kim and Kourtney head down to see the devastation after hurricane Katrina and help out a family by building them a house or giving them money to build again.

    I remember reading before that this pic was the nouveau rich cruising in Beirut after a bombing. The more I hear of differing stories the more i think: 'PHOTOSHOP!'


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭ Sticky_Fingers


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    Not exactly Earth changing but extremely cool. ISS and Space Shuttle Atlantis transiting the solar disc


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,827 Donny5


    MCMLXXV wrote: »
    I remember reading before that this pic was the nouveau rich cruising in Beirut after a bombing. The more I hear of differing stories the more i think: 'PHOTOSHOP!'

    You were told correctly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ checkyabadself


    The 44th president of the US.
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    The Hollywood Blockbuster Explosion the never was..... Nissan Patrol laden with explosives that failed to detonate in Times square earlier this year.

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    CERN`s Large Hadron Collider discovers the elusive Higgs Boson....
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    Civil war in Liberia........
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    A state sanctioned fatwa against a British fiction novellist shook the world after Salman Rushdie wrote the Satanic verses.......

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,827 Donny5


    CERN`s Large Hadron Collider discovers the elusive Higgs Boson....
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    The Higgs bosun hasn't been found, by CERN or anyone else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,501 Delphi91


    ...CERN`s Large Hadron Collider discovers the elusive Higgs Boson....
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    The photo is a simulation of what the decay of a Higgs Boson particle would look like. The Higgs Boson hasn't been found yet.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ sleezyandy


    Just thought I would Share these personal pictures of my great grandfather and the circumstances of his death! A Real Irish Hero!

    My Great Grandfather Frederick Kenny he is the 4th from the left with the second x over his head. This Picture was Taken in Killonan Easter 1916. If you look at the guns I think that they were just for training purposes and just basically carved from wood.

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    This next one is the circumstances of his death
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    What I was told is that he was shot while raiding a barracks they had set fire to it and some of the volunteers were trapped inside the barracks after he had been shot. He carried another volunteer from the barracks to a safe house. The guy he saved not sure of the name actually lived to his 80's and his face was scared from the burns fire.

    Now this next one is the and armband that he wore in his coffin and the flag that was placed on top of it.

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    Sorry if i posted this in the wrong spot! Just thought some of you would find this an interesting story!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,670 Doc


    First Color Photograph [1861]
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    The first color photo, an additive projected image of a tartan ribbon, was taken in 1861 by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭ shakencat


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    A video of a similar event
    This story really gets to me everytime. It's no wonder they call dogs 'mans best friend'...


    i HATE crying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,428 ✭✭✭ allanb49


    alibaba12 wrote: »
    havent seen this pic before - can you let me know what its about?

    It's Robert Kennedy just after he was shot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ Joe Luis


    some of these pictures are really intense


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,386 Killer Wench




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,202 elius


    Good programme on rte now called the scoop (i think) some of pics on this thread have been on it so far and a good back round to them...


  • Registered Users Posts: 875 Cookie33


    Recent new stories that are still affecting the world

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,223 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster


    9/11 themed photo reel

    First plane to hit WTC - Flight 11
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    Flight 175 crashes into WTC Tower 2 @590mph approx
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    GW Bush, during a school visit, is advised by Chief of Staff Andrew Card, on live TV, that "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack."
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    Flight 77 crashing into Pentagon from nearby cctv
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    Photograph of bodies found inside the Pentagon after Flight 77 crashed into the building.
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    Photograph taken on September 11, 2001, of a human body part located at the intersection of Albany and West Streets in Manhattan.
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    Photo of Fireman Danny Suhr
    He was struck and killed by a falling body outside the south tower of the World Trade Center
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    After the first crash, the debris, plane parts and body parts were all over the area. Around the corner from this location, I saw an arm... It didn't occur to me how stupid it might be to walk toward the Towers at this moment. I got hit by some falling metal debris on the leg - luckily, only a slight burn (which I didn't realize I had until about midnight that night - goes to show I was running on adrenaline all day).
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    tbc...


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