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RANDTS will last a thousand years.

- Albert

All in all there are 10 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. Photo Credits: Yasushi Nagao, Japan, Mainichi Shimbun

1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist monk 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. Photo Credits:Malcolm W. Browne, USA, The Associated Press.

Puerto Cabello naval base, Venezuela, June 1962. A soldier who has been mortally wounded by a sniper clings onto navy chaplain Luis Padillo. Photo Credits:Héctor Rondón Lovera, Venezuela, Diario La República.

1965. Loc Thuong, Binh Dinh, South Vietnam, September 1965. Mother and children wade across river to escape US bombing. Photo Credits:Kyoichi Sawada, Japan, United Press International.

1966. Tan Binh, South Vietnam, 24 February 1966. American troops drag the body of a Viet Cong soldier to be buried. Photo Credit: Kyoichi Sawada, Japan, United Press International.

Saigon, South Vietnam, 1 February 1968. South Vietnam national police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong member. Photo Credits: Eddie Adams, USA, The Associated Press.

South Vietnam, 8 June 1972. Phan Thi Kim Phuc (center) flees from the scene where South Vietnamese planes have mistakenly dropped napalm. She survived the attack and has become a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador (photo of Kim Phuc in 2004). Photo Credit: (Nick) Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam, The Associated Press.

Santiago, Chile, 11 September 1973.
Democratically elected President Salvador Allende moments away from death during military coup at Moneda presidential palace. Photo Credit:Anonymous, The New York Times.

1975. Boston, USA, 22 July 1975. A woman and a girl are hurled down as the fire escape of their apartment building collapses. The girl survived, as her fall was cushioned by her dead mother. Photo Credits: Stanley Forman, USA, The Boston Herald.

I'll post more similar photos tomorrow because Blogger is getting cranky making it impossible to post photos.


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  1. gungrave1988 said...

    Where did you get these pictures? There're so touching...(sniff,sniff) (T__T)  

  2. gungrave1988 said...

    Wow, I really can't believe the one where the monk burn himself. I really can't imagine how he felt. He really was "dying " to protest...  

  3. Maverick said...

    Comrade, these are very moving pictures indeed. The first one caught my eye immediately. I remember this scene very vividly from the movie "Forrest Gump". He was there, wasn't he? Or at least, he was, in the movie.

    I also noticed most of them are from the Vietnam War. Any particular reason for this, other than being one of the primary conflicts that happened in the 20th century? Just curious. =)

    ~verus rara avis~  

  4. khael said...

    heavens, those are sum pretty graphic pics... And thought provoking ones too... good one, Comrade...  

  5. Comrade Cripple said...

    [gungrave1988]: Those photos I put up are each World Press Photo of the Year for their respective year.

    [maverick]: The 1960s was when photojournalism was a norm. Being an American war, The Vietnam War would naturally attract the most journalist. With so many pictures being taken it doesn't surprise me that several World Press Photo of the Year photos are of Vietnam during the war.

    [khael]: There is more tomorrow.  

  6. jasminerajah said...

    i love the first one... and i love the expression on dorothy.  

  7. Comrade Cripple said...

    [jasminerajah]: The crowd following Dorothy are actually harassing her.  

  8. hann said...

    [gungrave1988]: guess the monk had sum divine strength from his beliefs n gave him the guts to do it..this is wat i call true courage man!  

  9. Anonymous said...

    My God, I can't help but cry. these are very powerful photos. thank you very much for sharing. It is very inspiring.. and yes, it touched my soul.  

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