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20 Powerful Photographs That Will Leave You Speechless

Images of breathtaking historic moments

By: Jay Greenberg
 on 9th December 2016 @ 7.53pm
20 powerful photographs that will leave you speechless

Some of these photos have captured historical moments, and others are quite simply heartbreaking, but this collection of photography caught powerful snippets of history that can never be forgotten.

Seeing images like this can make small problems in life seem so insignificant and really help put things into perspective.

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1. World War II veteran sitting on a bench.

1  world war ii veteran sitting on a bench © press

World War II veteran from Belarus Konstantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits for his comrades at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Konstantin comes to this place every year.

This year he was the only person from the unit to show.

2. 100s of galaxies

2  100s of galaxies © press

100s of galaxies seen through the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), as they were 10 billion years ago.

3. Sunset on Mars

3  sunset on mars © press

Sunset on Mars, taken in 2005 by the Spirit rover.

4. A soldier making the long walk to defuse a car bomb in No

4  a soldier making the long walk to defuse a car bomb in no © press

5. Neil Armstrong after his Moonwalk.

5  neil armstrong after his moonwalk © press

6. Jewish refugees realized they weren’t being sent to the

6  jewish refugees realized they weren   t being sent to the © press

This was taken moments after Jewish refugees realized they weren’t being sent to their deaths at the horrible concentration camps and were, in fact, being saved.

7. Ignorance is bliss – Homeless man sleeps outside a dine

7  ignorance is bliss     homeless man sleeps outside a dine © press

8. Nazi rally at Nuremberg in 1937.

8  nazi rally at nuremberg in 1937 © 

9. Photo was taken by astronaut Michael Collins

9  photo was taken by astronaut michael collins © press

This photo was taken by astronaut Michael Collins, when he took this photo he was the only human, alive or dead, that wasn’t in the frame of this picture. He travelled with Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and orbited the moon whilst they were landing to study the surface of the moon from farther out.

10. Lithuanian man in shock after accidentally hitting and k

10  lithuanian man in shock after accidentally hitting and k © press

11. Turkish official teases starving Armenian children

11  turkish official teases starving armenian children © press

Turkish official teases starving Armenian children by showing them a piece of bread during the Armenian Genocide in 1915.

12. A Filipino politician took this photo of his family mome

12  a filipino politician took this photo of his family mome © press

13. Two engineers died when the windmill they were working o

13  two engineers died when the windmill they were working o © press

Two engineers died when the windmill they were working on caught fire. This might be the last picture taken of them alive. The picture was taken on October 29th, 2013 in the Netherlands.

14. A monk prays for a dead man in the station hall of the S

14  a monk prays for a dead man in the station hall of the s © press

A monk prays for a dead man in the station hall of the Shanxi Taiyuan Train Station, China. The man died suddenly of natural causes while waiting for a train.

15. Girl devastated after the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011

15  girl devastated after the tsunami that hit japan in 2011 © press

16. The orange Sossusvlei sand dunes in Namibia.

16  the orange sossusvlei sand dunes in namibia © press

17. Boy tries to wake up his alcoholic father.

17  boy tries to wake up his alcoholic father © 0

18. “The last Jew in Vinnitsa”

18     the last jew in vinnitsa   © press

“The last Jew in Vinnitsa” – Member of Einsatzgruppe D (a Nazi SS death squad) is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred.

19. Man uses the suicide hotline on the Golden Gate Bridge.

19  man uses the suicide hotline on the golden gate bridge © press

 

20. Undulating clouds.

20  undulating clouds © press

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