5 Pictures that Shocked the World

December 12, 2009 Natural disasters

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Death Caused by Earthquake 2005

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Burning Monk

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Thích Quảng Đức a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963, as a protest against persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam.

Iraqi Soldier

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The image shows a burned-beyond-recognition Iraqi soldier in the front window of a destroyed truck.

Burial of Unknown Child

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One of the victims of the world’s worst ever industrial disaster known as Bhopal gas tragedy, took place at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal on December 3, 1984.The plant released (MIC) gas and other toxins, resulting in the exposure of over 500,000 people.

Sudanese child

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Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture nearby. It is quite obvious that the child was starving to death, while the vulture was patiently waiting for the toddler to die so he can have a good meal. Nobody knows what happened to the child, who crawled his way to a United Nations food camp. Photographer Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for this shocking picture, but he eventually committed suicide three months after he took the shot.

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  • Its really very bad to see these pictures. The last one is the wonderful photography.. But very bad to see that child.

  • 2-4-6-9...

    I just looove how the person taking the picture of the starving child..stopped....took a pic....and walked off...seriously....I adooooore that. -_- bastard...

  • dremar

    cant believe someone could take a picture like that and not help the poor child i would have given him a prize for dumbest and crewel-est photographer in the world

  • Sandy

    Hi, just thought I would let you know (because I thought the same as you when I first saw the picture) that he actually did try to help, how ever because of all the dieases, it was the duty of his guides to forcefully restrained him to protect him. He couldnt deal with what he saw, so he killed himself.

  • MASOOM BACHA

    its reale touching dear

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