5 Pictures that Shocked the World: Volume 1

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It is not possible to put the pictures, you are about to see, in order of intensity or importance but one thing is for sure that these pictures will surely move you.

Jahangir Razmi (1980)

This picture was taken by Jahangir Razmi back in 1980. The picture shows the execution of nine Kurdish rebels and two of the Shah’s policemen by firing squad in revolutionary Iran.


Eddie Adams (1968)

This picture was taken by Eddie Adams and shows a Viet Cong officer executed.


Malcolm Browne (1963)

Thích Quảng Đức burned himself while protesting against the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đình Diệm. John F. Kennedy said in reference to a photograph of Duc on fire, “No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one.


Carol Guzy

The above picture portrays Agim Shala, a two-year-old boy, who is passed through a fence made with barbed wire to his family. Thousands of Kosovo refugees were reunited and camped in Kukes, Albania.


Oded Balilty

In 2006, Israeli authorities ordered the evacuation of illegal outposts, such as Amona. When the police came to throw the people out it turned violent. The above picture is of a young girl resisting many officers. Later the girl was beaten harshly. Oded Balilty took the picture and like other pictures on the list this picture too created a lot of controversy.