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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Monarchmindset(m): 6:43pm On Nov 28, 2013
The Christan and the Muslim,mennn that one really touch me. imagine a world where a Muslim and Christian would protect each other, or a Muslim can lay down his life for a Christian no matter their religion differences

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by passionate88: 6:54pm On Nov 28, 2013
Jydebauer: Great post. Emotionally-touching images. Another one that comes to mind is dat of Phan Thị Kim Phúc - the little Vietnamese girl pictured with her skin seared, running and screaming in the aftermath of the Napalm bombs dropped on her village by US military. Here's the link: http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/326206
You read the article atall?. Na so u hate the U.S reach?.
a plane of the South Vietnamese Air Force bombed the village of Trang Bang, near Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in South Vietnam. Trang Bang had been recently occupied by the North Vietnamese Army. A group of civilians and South Vietnamese soldiers were leaving a Cao Đàitemple and a South Vietnamese pilot mistook them for enemy troops. He bombed the group. The bombs contained napalm, a highly flammable fuel widely used in the Vietnam War. The fire killed and badly burned several people on the ground.
Among them was Kim Phuc Phan Thi, a 9-year-old girl, who was with her family at the pagoda attending a religious celebration. Relatives of Kim Phuc were killed by the attack.
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Charlesjazzy: 6:57pm On Nov 28, 2013
Wat a world, just speechless
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by toseen29: 6:59pm On Nov 28, 2013
The vulture and the starving child, very touching. Carter (the photographer) commited suicide because he was haunted by the questions as to the little gilr's fate, though carter admitted to chasing the vulture away after takin the shot but no one knows if she survived or not. thank u ops for these reflections.
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Nobody: 7:00pm On Nov 28, 2013
Picture 16 hit me the most. Couple that were found dead in a rubble while in a hugging position. embarassed
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by xtremely9ja: 7:15pm On Nov 28, 2013
The Vulture and the starving child. Lucky Dube's Crazy World playing in my mind. An innocent child who never knew anything about war, dying because of some people's decision to fight each other. Looking at the Biafra pictures should tell us as a country the part not to tread. The warmongers on nairaland, over to you.....SMH
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Nobody: 7:25pm On Nov 28, 2013
This thread shud be the "bestest" thread of 2013!
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by platido(m): 7:52pm On Nov 28, 2013
pix no 18 so touchin
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by MightyFortress: 7:55pm On Nov 28, 2013
Touching pics.
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by kawkab: 8:04pm On Nov 28, 2013
Picture 1 & 2 shows the forlorn look of malnutrition Biafran Children during the Nigeria Civil War

Picture 3 Shows a frustrated and malnutritioned Biafran Mother and Child during the Nigerian Civil War


Picture 4 - Bombing raid by Egyptian Piloted Soviet Jets of the Nigeria Air force raid on Aba General Hospital, 1968

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by madridsta007(m): 8:24pm On Nov 28, 2013
A small girl named Ula from Biafra's Igbo people, uses a stick to support herself as she walks in the outskirts of Owerri in Nigeria's rebelling province, Dec 3, 1998. Ula is estimated to be about 6 years old and is one of hundreds of thousands of Igbo children suffering from advanced malnutrition caused by the Starvation Policy of the Nigerian Government. Her weakened body rejects nutritious food.

This picture hangs in the Oxford University War Memorial, United Kingdom.

Image: Dennis Lee Royale

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by mykindofperfect(f): 8:33pm On Nov 28, 2013
cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by hannyta: 8:37pm On Nov 28, 2013
No16 is also very touching
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by vivalavida(m): 8:53pm On Nov 28, 2013
Dont wanna deviate such a wonderful thread but Nigeria really dealth with my tribe i.e the igbo's.Thank God for our resilience.

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by abbeysteph: 9:12pm On Nov 28, 2013
Ver touching
Infomizer: And we shouldn't forget Kevin Carter's "The Vulture and the Starving Child".
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by soulglo: 9:14pm On Nov 28, 2013
Today is thanksgiving. Pictures like these remind me why we just should not complain. No matter how bad things are just remember that in that very moment someone somewhere is probably going through the same or worse hell. Let's be thankful

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by francescainnoce(f): 9:26pm On Nov 28, 2013
When MEN realise that WE ARE ALL VISITORS to the land of PLANET EARTH, their will be redemption...
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by forkinsonlolo(m): 9:31pm On Nov 28, 2013
baddest pic ever liveth no29. i am really sensitive to animal related death and cruelty but
when its a human it doesn't usually bothers me at all. but
this image actually made me feel sick to my stomach. so
simple. no bodies no gores, but you can see pains. Hitler, May your soul rot in hell sad

Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by francescainnoce(f): 9:32pm On Nov 28, 2013
Oh LORD, bless me so I can bless MANY
Make me an instrument of peace;
Where there is hatred.....May we sow LOVE
Where there is doubt........FAITH
Where there is despair.......HOPE
Where there is injury........PARDON
where there is darkness.....LIGHT
where there is war............PEACE
These pictures gets me thinking.....
IT IS WELL

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by mademoiselle(f): 9:43pm On Nov 28, 2013
I cant stop d tears.

When se fight, we suffer esp the children. These pictures... wow. God bless u 4 compiling them
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by kadas01(m): 9:47pm On Nov 28, 2013
Unluvable*:
cryMy colleague just noticed a change in my mood
The starving child, the dog at the owners grave, the pupil playing the violin, the guy that whose brother died, the firefighter giving the koala a drink, wait for me daddy, the soldier hugging her daughter..... sad sad
I see pictures like this and I forgive atheist for their non believe, one needs a whole lot of faith to witness this and still believe in a caring and loving God
Nothing in life is a mistake!......Everything has a perfect reason!
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Nostalgia21(m): 9:51pm On Nov 28, 2013
These pics ar really touching..
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by mademoiselle(f): 9:52pm On Nov 28, 2013
Men cause wars not God n part of d consequences of war is that innocent pple die.
Our human minds cannot phathom these things but d least we cN do is let God use us 2 make d world bettr place.

We throw food away without knowing there's someone out there who has not had a meal... where is God in our selfishness?

We can't n shd not blame God 4 our sins... that part of us is entirely ours


ajanaku2: These Pictures would definitely melt the stoniest of Hearts!

And they tell Me there's a most-loving, caring, benevolent, All-knowing, kind "God" up there!

I still think that "God" exists only in their subjective imaginations! In reality, he's non-existent!

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Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Nobody: 10:00pm On Nov 28, 2013
francescainnoce: Oh LORD, bless me so I can bless MANY
Make me an instrument of peace;
Where there is hatred.....May we sow LOVE
Where there is doubt........FAITH
Where there is despair.......HOPE
Where there is injury........PARDON
where there is darkness.....LIGHT
where there is war............PEACE
These pictures gets me thinking.....
IT IS WELL


You attended SFCU?
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Nobody: 10:31pm On Nov 28, 2013
Infomizer: And we shouldn't forget Kevin Carter's "The Vulture and the Starving Child".
pls ,explain the pics to me,I can't understand it!! Pls!
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by Nobody: 10:33pm On Nov 28, 2013
xtremely9ja: The Vulture and the starving child. Lucky Dube's Crazy World playing in my mind. An innocent child who never knew anything about war, dying because of some people's decision to fight each other. Looking at the Biafra pictures should tell us as a country the part not to tread. The warmongers on nairaland, over to you.....SMH
pls ,explain the pics to me,I''d vulture and d starving child'' I can't understand it!! Pls!
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by newpaparazzi(m): 10:39pm On Nov 28, 2013
Dannylux: Everyone would get emotional while viewing these. cry

I can't agree more. tears about rolling down my cheeks at some point.
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by lebienconnu: 10:41pm On Nov 28, 2013
Unluvable*:
cryMy colleague just noticed a change in my mood
The starving child, the dog at the owners grave, the pupil playing the violin, the guy that whose brother died, the firefighter giving the koala a drink, wait for me daddy, the soldier hugging her daughter..... sad sad
I see pictures like this and I forgive atheist for their non believe, one needs a whole lot of faith to witness this and still believe in a caring and loving God

la verite
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by alphaconde(m): 10:45pm On Nov 28, 2013
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by lebienconnu: 10:45pm On Nov 28, 2013
rahazaqa: pls ,explain the pics to me,I can't understand it!! Pls!
the vulture was waiting for the child to die before eating his remains. this really got me wailing. i can not forget this for the rest of my life.
Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by delors(m): 10:49pm On Nov 28, 2013
Infomizer: And we shouldn't forget Kevin Carter's "The Vulture and the Starving Child".
This was the picture i was looking for. Surprised it doesnt feature on the OP's top 30.
This is one of the most devastating pictures ever taken. Reports had it that the photographer committed suicide few months later because she was haunted by the picture - the thought of a vulture patiently waiting to feed on the dying boy. Good God the boy made it to the food camp.

Re: 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. The Kind You Never Ever Forget by winteriscoming: 10:58pm On Nov 28, 2013
captcochrane: so nobody saw d surgeon??
cant really blame u ppl, u dont know wat happens in theatre
anyway he stood for dt long hours, 23!!!
THAT MAKES HIM A LEGEND

Everybody noticed. The guy is truly a legend but at the end of the day he gets payed a lot of money. He went to school to be able to do that. On the other hand that kid didn't ask to be starved so he can be gawked at by vultures.

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