Weird History Readers Share Their Favorite Historical Photos

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Vote up the historical photos you find most fascinating.

More than almost any other medium, photography has the power to capture the immediacy of history as it happens, preserving it for subsequent generations. In fact, the best photos tend to be those that not only freeze a particular moment in time, but also allow viewers who come after to feel as if they are bearing witness to a particularly important moment, allowing them to appreciate what has come before. 

The users of Facebook have helpfully curated a number of these types of images, demonstrating just how pivotal photography remains to a true grasp of modernity. Be sure to vote up those you find the most compelling.