A friend posted this website on Facebook the other day. It had what they believe were 40 of the most power photos ever taken. While I wouldn’t necessarily agree with this statement, I was certainly blown away by some of them.
When I see images from our history, I am always left with mixed emotions. Sometimes I am proud of the human race and the way they reach out to one other, stand brave in the face of fear or show intelligence greater than any other being. Sometimes I am simply horrified at the cruelty humans can inflict upon one another. War images in particular are enough to have me curled up in a crying ball. I really do not understand the futility of war.
I often wonder what God thinks when he says a collection of images like these…
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 on January 15, 2011.
(Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida)
A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble by soldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami.
(Reuters / Yomiuri Shimbun)
A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
(Reuters / Mark Pardew)
Jacqueline Kennedy wears her pink Chanel suit, still stained with the blood of her husband, as Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office in Air Force One.
“Her hair [was] falling in her face but [she was] very composed … I looked at her. Mrs. Kennedy’s dress was stained with blood. One leg was almost entirely covered with it and her right glove was caked, it was caked with blood – her husband’s blood. Somehow that was one of the most poignant sights – that immaculate woman, exquisitely dressed, and caked in blood.”
Source: en.wikipedia.org / via: reddit.com
Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.
Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.
(AP / Daily News Journal, Aaron Thompson, File)
A picture says a thousand words.
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