40 of the Most Powerful Pictures Ever Taken

Below is a moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Some photos are so powerful that they stand the test of time and capture the attention of millions of people for years to come. They bring out emotions of a particular event and depict a strong moment that occurred in our history’s past.

Here are the most powerful photos that have ever been taken.

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