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    [h=1]Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World[/h]
    It has often been said throughout time that a picture is worth a thousandwords. Any picture may be worth a thousand words, but only a few rarephotos tell more than a thousand words. They tell a powerful story, a storypoignant enough to change the world and galvanize each of us. Over and overagain…
    From the iconic images of Omayra Sanchez's tragic death to the horrifyingimages of the Bhopal Gas disaster in 1984, the power of photography is stillalive and invincible.
    Here is my top 10 list of photos that shocked the world:
    Warning: Be prepared for images of violence and death (in one case,the photograph of a dead child) if you scroll down.
    [h=2]10. Kosovo Refugees (Carol Guzy)
    [/h] Carol Guzy, the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for spot newsphotography, received her most recent Pulitzer in 2000 for her touchingphotographs of Kosovo refugees.
    The above picture portrays Agim Shala, a two-year-old boy, who is passedthrough a fence made with barbed wire to his family. Thousands of Kosovorefugees were reunited and camped in Kukes, Albania.
    [h=2]9. War Underfoot (Carolyn Cole)
    [/h][​IMG] Los Angeles Times photographer Carolyn Cole took this terrifying photoduring her assignment in Liberia.It shows the devastating effects of the Liberian Civil War.
    Bullet casings cover entirely a street in Monrovia. The Liberian capital was the worstaffected region, because it was the scene of heavy fighting between governmentsoldiers and rebel forces.
    [h=2]8. ThailandMassacre (Neil Ulevich)
    Neal Ulevich won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for a "series of photographs ofdisorder and brutality in the streets of Bangkok,Thailand" ([/h]The Thammasat University Massacre took place on October 6, 1976. It was avery violent attack on students who were demonstrating against Field MarshallThanom Kittikachorn.
    F. M. T. Kittikachorn was a dictator who was planning to come back to Thailand. Thereturn of the military dictator from exile provoked very violent protests.Protestors and students were beaten, mutilated, shot, hung and burnt to death.
    [h=2]7. After the Storm (Patrick Farrell)
    [/h][h=2] Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell captured the harrowing images ofthe victims of Haitiin 2008. Farrell documented the Haitian tragedy with impressive black-and-whitestills. The subject of "After the Storm" is a boy who is trying to save astroller after the tropical storm Hanna struck Haiti.[/h][h=2]6. The Power of One (Oded Balilty)
    In 2006, Israeli authorities ordered the evacuation of illegal outposts,such as Amona. Oded Balilty, an Israeli photographer for the Associated Press,was present when the evacuation degenerated into violent and unprecedentedclashes between settlers and police officers. The picture shows a brave womanrebelling against authorities.
    Like many pictures on this list, "The Power of One" has been another subjectof major controversy. Ynet Nili is the 16-year-old Jewish settler from theabove picture. According to Ynet, "a picture like this one is a mark ofdisgrace for the state of Israeland is nothing to be proud of. The picture looks like it represents a work ofart, but that isn't what went on there. What happened in Amona was totallydifferent." Nili claims the police beat her up very harshly. "You see me in thephotograph, one against many, but that is only an illusion – behind the manystands one man – (Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert, but behind me stand the Lord andthe people of Israel."
    [h=2]5. World Trade Center9/11 (Steve Ludlum)
    The power of Steve Ludlum's photos are astounding, and the writtendescription only tends to dilute the impact. The consequences of the secondaircraft crashing into New York'sWTC were devastating: fireballs erupted and smoke billowed from the skyscrapersanticipating the towers' collapse and monstrous dust clouds.
    [h=2]4. After the Tsunami (Arko Datta)

    One of the most representative and striking photos of the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami was taken by Reuters photographerArko Datta in Tamil Nadu. He won the World Press Photo competition of 2004.Kathy Ryan, jury member and picture editor of The New York Times Magazine,characterized Datta's image as a "graphic, historical and starkly emotionalpicture."
    "After the Tsunami" illustrates an Indian woman lying on the sand with herarms outstretched, mourning a dead family member. Her relative was killed byone of the deadliest natural disasters that we have ever seen: the Indian Ocean tsunami.
    [h=2]3. BhopalGas Tragedy 1984 (Pablo Bartholomew)
    Pablo Bartholomew is an acclaimed Indian photojournalist who captured theBhopal Gas Tragedy into his lens. Twenty-six years have passed since India'sworst industrial catastrophe injured 558,125 people and killed as many as15,000. Because safety standards and maintenance procedures had been ignored atthe Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, a leak of methyl isocyanate gas andother chemicals triggered a massive environmental and human disaster.Photographer Pablo Bartholomew rushed to document the catastrophe. He cameacross a man who was burying a child. This scene was photographed by both PabloBartholomew and Raghu Rai, another renowned Indian photojournalist. "Thisexpression was so movingand so powerful to tell the whole story of the tragedy", said Raghu Rai.
    [h=2]2. Operation Lion Heart (Deanne Fitzmaurice)

    Pulitzer Prize award winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice won the highly respectedaward in 2005 for the photographic essay "Operation Lion Heart."
    "Operation Lion Heart" is the story of a 9-year-old Iraqi boy who wasseverely injured by an explosion during one of the most violent conflicts ofmodern history – the Iraq War. The boy was brought to a hospital in Oakland, CAwhere he had to undergo dozens of life-and-death surgeries. His courage andunwillingness to die gave him the nickname: Saleh Khalaf, "Lion Heart".
    Deanne Fitzmaurice's shocking photographs ran in the San Francisco Chroniclein a five-part series written by Meredith May.
    [h=2]1. Tragedy of Omayra Sanchez (Frank Fourier)
    [/h] Frank Fournier captured the tragic image of Omayra Sanchez trapped in mudand collapsed buildings. The eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcanoin Colombia1985 triggered a massive mudslide. It devastated towns and killed 25,000people.
    After 3 days of struggling, Omayra died due to hypothermia and gangrene. Hertragic death accentuated the failure of officials to respond quickly and savethe victims of Colombia'sworst ever natural disaster. Frank Fournier took this photo shortly beforeOmayra died. Her agonizing death was followed live on TV by hundreds ofmillions of people around the world and started a major controversy. May hersoul rest in peace…
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