30 Of the Most Powerful Images Ever Taken

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This post is not the usual fun and hilarious stuff you see here at Bored Bug. This post is a collection of some of the most powerful images this world has ever seen. Raw and unforgettable photos that has touched and moved millions of people all over the world.

Just a word of warning to our readers, some images may be upsetting to some people while others might cause you to be overcome with joy and triumph. The following images you’re about to see represent the worst and best in all of us. May this post remind us all that the world can be a place of kindness, that we are all each other’s people, and that together we can overcome evil with good, hatred with love.

1. A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero in 2011.

A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero in 2011


 

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

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009


3. A Russian soldier plays an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.

A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994


4. A child helping his alcoholic father stand up.

Alcoholic father with his son


5. An Afghan civilian offering tea to American soldiers..

An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers


 

6. A World War II veteran finally finds the old tank in which he spent the entire war in.

An old WW2 Russian tank veteran finally found the old tank in which he passed through the entire war – standing in a small Russian town as a monument


 

7. Egyptian Christians protect Egyptian Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo.

Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt


 

8. A volunteer demonstrates to the natives of Jayapure, Papua, the proper condom usage.

Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, 2009


9. 12-year-old Diego Frazão Torquato plays the violin at his teacher’s funeral. Torquato’s teacher had helped the boy escaped poverty and violence through music.

Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music


10. This heroic villager saved a lot of cats from drowning by carrying them on a basket balanced on his head during the massive floods in Cuttack City, India.

During massive floods in Cuttack City, India, in 2011, a heroic villager saved numerous stray cats by carrying them with a basket balanced on his head


11. This embracing couple was found amidst the rubble in a collapsed factory.

Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory


12. A father and son.

Father and son


13. Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year’s Eve 2006, Southern France.

Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France


14. Flower power.

Flower power


15. Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her alive and well inside his destroyed home in Alabama after a tornado hit the city in March, 2012.

Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado in March, 2012


16. A heart surgeon monitors his patient after a 23-hour-long heart transplant. A nurse sleeps in the corner. The operation was a success.

Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner


17. Hhaing The Yu, a native of Myanmar’s capital Yangon, covers his face while rain falls on what remains of his home after the cyclone Nargis in May 2008.

Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home near Myanmar’s capital of Yangon


18. Indian homeless men wait to receive free food outside a mosque in New Delhi, India.

Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India


19. Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber.

Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber


20. Man Falling from the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attack.

Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 911 The Falling Man


21. Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943.

Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943


22. The parents of Patricia Chesner, likely now in their 70’s, still looking for their missing child.

Some parents, likely now in their 70’s, still looking for their missing child


23. A missionary holds the emaciated hand of a starving boy.

Starving boy and missionary


24. Sunset on Mars.

Sunset on Mars


25. Terri Gurrola, an American soldier, is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.

Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months


26. The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888.

The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888


27. A photograph entitled “Wait For Me Daddy” taken by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940.

Wait For Me Daddy, by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940


28. A woman cries amidst the wreckage in Natori, Japan, after the massive earthquake and the ensuing Tsunami in March 2011.woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunam, in Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011


29. The moment a young man found out his brother was shot and killed.

Young man just found out his brother was killed


 

30. A little Guarani girl embracing a dead rat.

A little Guarani girl embracing a dead rat

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