Friday, February 09, 2007

Powerful images from around the world black side of the world


I got the below pics in a mail. Some of the pics are gruesome and anyone who is sensitive to such 
pics, please do not scroll below.

Note : All the copyrights on the pictures are of the photographers.





1957. 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 harassments after 4 days.



January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.



1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government's torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.



1962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments.



1965. A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs.



1966. U.S. troops in South Vietnam are dragging a dead Vietkong soldier.



February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan sh oots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier.



1973. A few seconds before Chile 's elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup.



1975. A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses.



1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger, and a missionaire.



February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain . The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe.



1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut , Lebanon .



1987. A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for his son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections.



1989. A young man in China stands before the tanks during protests for democratic reforms.



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



1994. A man who was tortured by the soldiers for he was suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.



1996. Kids who are shocked by the civil war in Angola .



2001. An Afghani refugee kid's body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan .



2002. Soldiers and villagers in IRan are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father's pants before he is buried.




2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.


2 comments:

FlyingHigh said...

Even I got this via mail 2 days ago, I guess the same emails go around everywhere...

Truly powerful, I didnt dare see them again!

HP said...

@Shraddha,

yep..I guess yeh Duniya gol hain :D

Cheers,
HP