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16 Of The Most Significant Photos Ever Taken

Countless pictures are taken every single day, but only an incredibly low percentage of them have the ability to move us as deeply as these 16 photographs do. But what makes a picture so significant and influential that it is known almost all over the world? There is definitely no formula to it, but what can be said is that all these pictures have at least one thing in common: they depict turning points in our life on earth.

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1. Starving Child And Vulture, Kevin Carter, 1993

Image credit: Kevin Carter

2. Tank Man, Jeff Widener, 1989

Image credit: Jeff Widener

3. V-J Day In Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945

Image credit: Alfred Eisenstaedt

4. Albino Boy, Biafra, Don Mccullin, 1969

Image credit: Don McCullin

5. 99 Cent, Andreas Gursky, 1999

Image credit: Andreas Gursky

6. Famine In Somalia, James Nachtwey, 1992

Image credit: James Nachtwey

7. Hitler At A Nazi Party Rally, Heinrich Hoffmann, 1934

Image credit: Heinrich Hoffmann

8. Gandhi And The Spinning Wheel, Margaret Bourke-White, 1946

Image credit: Margarete Bourke-White

9. The Terror Of War, Nick Ut, 1972

Image credit: Nick Ut

10. The Burning Monk, Malcolm Browne, 1963

Image credit: Malcolm Browne

11. Fire Escape Collapse, Stanley Forman, 1975

Image credit: Stanley Forman

12. Alan Kurdi, Nilüfer Demir, 2015

Image credit: Nilüfer Demir

13. Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki, Lieutenant Charles Levy, 1945

Image credit: Lieutenant Charles Levy

14. Falling Man, Richard Drew, 2001

Image credit: Richard Drew

15. Bloody Saturday, H.s. Wong, 1937

Image credit: H.S. Wong

16. Fetus, 18 Weeks, Lennart Nilsson, 1965

Image credit: Lennart Nilsson
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