Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Unforgettable photos

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 shots 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




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 since 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


















4 comments:

efi said...

Aυτά είναι τα αληθινά δράματα, που αξίζει να στενοχωριέται κανείς πραγματικά!

maria_pin said...

Θεοδώρα μου, φανταστικό ποστ. Για να μη ξεχνιώμαστε κιόλας!!

( Είδες που έχω και γω άλλο μπλογκ?)

Eva said...

Amazing, amazing pictures, Theodora. Takes my breath away and makes me shiver... - Alice

Alexandros^ said...

Unforgettable memories! Thanks THeodora. I wonder how you manage finding the pictures!