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America
2.8m views'Burst Of Joy' Shows A Vietnam Vet Reuniting With His Family - But There's No Happy Ending HereOn March 13, 1973, photographer Slava 'Sal' Veder captured the moment that Vietnam war veteran and POW Lt. Col. Robert Stirm was r...
Photography
17.2k votersSeemingly Normal Pictures With Unsettling BackstoriesFrom notorious murderers sitting courtside at an NBA game to a photograph takes just seconds before mortal peril, these images mig...
World History
606.8k viewsThis Image of A Slave Father Looking At His Daughter's Severed Hand And Foot Has Haunted GenerationsThe history of the Congo Free State is one of devastating genocide, ruthless colonialism, and massive greed, all on the part of on...
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1.1m viewsPulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs And The Stories Behind ThemPhotographs provide provocative glimpses into people's lives. Stories behind photos - for individuals on both sides of the camera ...
History
506.5k viewsThe Story Behind The Vietnam-Era Monk Self-Immolation PhotoIn 1963, a Vietnamese monk committed self-immolation in front of hundreds of people. While his primary motivation was protest, the...
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1.5m viewsThe Story Behind Evelyn McHale And "The Most Beautiful Suicide"Since the completion of the Empire State Building in 1931, at least 36 people have sought out the top floors of the building to co...
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775.3k viewsThe Tragic Story Behind The Photo Of Four Children Who Had To Be Sold To Escape Poverty In The 1940sAmerica in the 1940s was a tumultuous place to live. World War II raged through the first half of the decade, finally ending in 19...
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213.7k viewsThat Famous VJ-Day Kiss Photo May Have Documented A Non-Consensual KissFew 20th-century photos are as famous as that of the the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in August, 1945. You on...
US History
425.9k viewsThe Story Behind This World-Famous Photo Is Even Sadder Than You Can ImagineThe famous Dorothea Lange depression-era photograph of a woman and her children portrays a seldom visible side of the Great Depres...
Historical Photos
1.5m viewsThe Haunting Photograph of a Trapped 13-Year-Old Girl That Shocked The WorldOn November 13, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz — a highly active volcano in Colombia — erupted, melting glaciers and sending torrents o...
Photography
529.3k viewsThe Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photo So Emotionally Devastating, The Photographer Took His Own LifeMany people are familiar with this picture from the South Sudan famine, but few know that the tragedy reaches far beyond the pictu...
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94.6k viewsHow One Heartbreaking Photo Captured The Inhumanity Of The Berlin WallOn August 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall was officially constructed, separating communist East Germany from capitalist West Germany. It...
Asia
203.2k viewsThe Tragic Story Behind The Single Most Depressing Image Of WWIIThis photograph of a little boy at a cremation pyre following the U.S.'s attack on Nagasaki etches itself into the consciousness o...
History
292.6k viewsThe Devastating Photo That Single-Handedly Changed The Public Opinion On The AIDS CrisisThe 1980s AIDS crisis wasn't initially met with compassion. It was swept under the rug, regarded as a gay issue that didn't affect...
History
166.0k viewsDoctored Photos Of Old Movie Stars Photoshopped Before PhotoshopJust because Photoshop as we know it hadn't been invented yet, that doesn't mean that Old Hollywood starlets didn't get some work ...
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62.5k viewsTragic Photos Of Child Miners That Will Make You Grateful For The GovernmentFor most children in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, life was not what you might call a cake walk. With no real...
Photography
299.5k viewsThese Photos Taken By A War Photographer Are The First Images Of Corpses On The BattlefieldFelice Beato was an Italian-British photographer who began his career taking the first-ever photographs of battle during the Crime...
WWII
37.2k viewsThis Photograph Captures The Moment Japanese Surrendered At Iwo JimaOn March 16, 1945, after over a year of persistent pressure, US Marines accomplished a sizable WWII feat – they conquered Iwo Jima...
America
85.7k viewsThe Shocking Moment A Women's Rights Activist Sacrificed Her Life By Horse StompingOn June 4, 1913, Emily Davison stepped onto the track at Epsom Downs Racecourse as a horse came barreling around the bend. The hor...
History
38.1k viewsThe Enduring Mystery Of What Happened To Tank Man, The Most Famous Protester Of All TimeFor a photo so well-known and easily recognizable, almost three decades later the world still wonders about the man who blocked th...