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Rose

Powerful images

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence.

We should warn our readers that some of these pictures may upset them, while others may fill them with joy. But that’s precisely because these images reflect some of the best and worst parts of the human experience and world events. Our post of must-see photos from the past described our history while these photos, for the most part, describe our present – our suffering and our triumphs, our perseverance and our failures, our compassion and our hatred, our intelligence and our stupidity.

Some of these photographs may mean more to some of our readers than to others. But hopefully, they will remind us all that the world can always use a little bit more love, tolerance, compassion and understanding.

http://www.boredpanda.com/must-see-powerful-photos/


Powerful images!

These are the ones that move me:

Starving child and missionary




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Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber



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




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13. Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man.”





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Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory




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An old WW2 Russian tank veteran finally found the old tank in which he passed through the entire war – standing in a small Russian town as a monument



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23. A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunam, in Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011




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The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888




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There are a lot more images that I have come across that are not on here.

What about you?

Is there an image that sticks in your mind?

Julie
Rose

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Christian Golczynski, 8, receives the American flag in honor of his father Marc Golczynski, died in the war in Iraq ..





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Rose


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Shaker

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


That would be a tremendously more moving, touching and affecting picture if wars were not things with which people actively and explicitly choose to join, i.e. things in which they had absolutely no choice.

Newsflash: they do. They really do.

If you're a soldier, and especially if you elect to engage in a war knowing you have children, you're a twat, and you deserve nothing but utter scorn and contempt for knowingly engaging in an activity which will quite possibly leave your children at least one-parent-less. You're not a country-defending hero; you're an amoral wanker who doesn't deserve offspring. Get out of the armed forces - often the natural habitat of the knuckle-dragging moron, the lumpen, terminally thick, hopeless and the aimless cretin - and look after your bloody kids.

We're not at war. There's no such thing as conscription. Anybody in the armed forces is there because they've chosen to be there. So don't whine about it and show pictures of your ickle little babykins and expect me to fawn and croon over them, because I don't and won't. You wear a uniform because you want to and bollocks to your kids if they're left without a mum or a dad.

That's your choice, not theirs, you pigshit-thick selfish bastards, so don't expect me to support it.
Rose

Blimey!

That got a reaction!

Perhaps I should have posted this one!




I reacted as a mum to both photos  and it makes me feel I want to comfort the little boy accepting the American flag on behalf of his dec'd dad!



Julie
Shaker

His "dec'd dad" was a twat who could have kicked a ball round the back lawn with his lad and taught him to ride a bike if he'd not been a twat.
Rose

Shaker wrote:
His "dec'd dad" was a twat who could have kicked a ball round the back lawn with his lad and taught him to ride a bike if he'd not been a twat.


I can see this is something you feel strongly about!

I just put up photos that I felt were powerful and showed a powerful message.
This was based on my reaction and others won't necessarily feel the same way, which you obviously don't.
You can always put up some of your own, there are many out there and they are all different!

So what moves you, Shaker?

Not makes you cross, but what do you find moving?


Julie
IvyOwl

The pictures on that site are indeed very thought provoking. I see them a lot on facebook but I still haven't got the hang of this techy stuff so can't post the ones that particularly move me.

The thoughts that I was provoked into having on the one of the mother being reunited with her child were pretty much in line with Shaker. Not just 'what the f**k is she doing buggering off to war when she has a child' (or having a child when she's joined up whichever way round it was ..... same applies to men of course) it came under the category 'glorifying war'. IMHO

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