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    What do you think/feel when you see this?




    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

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    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.



    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.




    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.



    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 elections.



    1992. A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger.

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    1994. A man who was tortured by the soldiers since he was suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.



    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.
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    What do I think?

    Rage for some, heartbreaking sorrow for others, despair at the human condition for all.
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    That hardly sums up our world: what about all the beautiful images of humanity?

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    ***********, i hate this world tbh! :O : (

    that kids hand is seriously disturbing as are other images there =[
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    ***********, i hate this world tbh! :O : (

    that kids hand is seriously disturbing as are other images there =[
    Are you a part of the things you hate?
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Are you a part of the things you hate?

    I am indeed, yes, tragically.
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    It makes me think of how valuable photography is as a tool. Good invention, that.
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    Thanks for making me feel terrible... so much suffering in the world and it's pretty much all avoidable.

    Can you explain the last one if you have more details? It's genuinely distressing.
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    The worlds not perfect?

    Guess I never got that information.
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    (Original post by nolongerhearthemusic)
    It makes me think of how valuable photography is as a tool. Good invention, that.
    agreed.

    without it vietnam would have been a lot worse along with other wars

    thank you to however came up with the camera and also thanks for whoever came up with the freedom of press
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    Those pictures expose some of the worst aspects of human behaviour;
    but it's wrong not to look at some of the most inspiring moments as well
    for example




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    The only way the world will ever be better is when Nationalism ***** off
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    kudos for spending so much time on putting that together.

    All i needed to do was take a look at the state of the daily fail to get the same picture though.
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    So so sad I've never felt pain anything close to any of those people have :'(
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    Makes me feel incredibly sad, but also makes the good things in the world seem even better.
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    Turn that frown upside down .
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    I am indeed, yes, tragically.
    What do you think should be done about this situation (I'm not saying you have the power to change it, but if you did, what changes do you think would help the situation out).
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    (Original post by loki276)
    The only way the world will ever be better is when Nationalism ***** off
    I used to hate that anti-nationalistic sentiment when I was younger... but I'm beginning to grow more receptive towards it as a very powerful argument.

    Of course, nationalism is something that will never be lost but can only subdue as it is part of our very nature to form societies and be protective and territorial, but the damage done as a result is so great that maybe the human psyche needs modernising to craft a better future for us all. :dontknow:
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    very sad pics
 
 
 
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