40 Powerful Photos That Shocked the World

Many of history’s most famous photos are burned into our brains whether we realize it or not — even if we don’t know the stories behind them.

Take “Tank Man,” the iconic image of a man standing in the middle of the road as an entire row of tanks heads toward him. We understand the power of this image even if we know little of its circumstances. The whole article is about powerful photos that show us the very best that humanity is capable of as well as the very worst, and everything in between.

Check out these incredible photos that shocked our world!

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