15 Powerful Pictures that Tell a Story

Quality does not always produce the best picture, the right moment does. Throughout time, pictures have played a great part in history; they convey a message that is too big for words. Capturing the true essence of the moment or the entire era, here are some wonderful pictures from around the world that will leave you spellbound.

Taken by Elliott Erwitt, this photograph shows the discrimination the South African people faced during apartheid.

Taken in 1896, this photo is perhaps a beginning of what would revolutionize the medical field.

After (almost) accidentally discovering X-rays, Wilhelm Roentgen took a picture of his wife’s hand, and this would be a starting point of a new chapter in the history of medicine. It eventually saw him obtaining the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901.

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating bushfires in Australia, 2009.

A man with his friend; a Russian Veteran remembering what used to be.


Muslims pray and Christians protect them during the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011. Humanity is still alive.

Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela.

Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are being evacuated in 2005.

Beginning of something that is still a threat to this world and humanity. The first atomic bomb killed about 80,000 people in the city of Hiroshima.

Taken by Jack Bradley  this picture shows Harold Whittles hearing for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear. Most probably taken in 1974.

Taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968, this picture signifies what the human race can achieve.

This unknown 8-year-old died of a head injury but saved/bettered four other lives by donating her organs. These doctors are bowing to her in respect.

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This heartbreaking picture shows two deceased victims embracing inside the collapsed factory in Savar, Bangladesh, 2013.

Notice the guy in the corner? This picture was taken after a 23-hour long but successful heart transplantation. Shown here is Zbigniew Religa, pioneer of heart transplantation in Poland. He died in 2009.

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Skype allows a mother too sick to leave the hospital a chance to witness her daughter’s first dance after marriage. Patty Davisson, the mother passed away three weeks after this photo was taken.

A man is crying while he flips through a family album he found in the rubble of his old house after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake



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