17 Photos From Around The World That Will Not Let You Sleep Tonight

17 Photos From Around The World That Will Not Let You Sleep Tonight

- Blog Post By christine   |     

A picture speaks a thousand word.

#17 The Spanish Flu Outbreak

The Spanish Flu broke out in 1918 and killed over a 100 million people worldwide. The world was devastated. In this seemingly 'normal' picture, you can see how people are struggling to be normal and while being cautious of the deadly flu.

#17 The Spanish Flu Outbreak
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#16 The Atlantic Slave Trade

This picture was taken abroad the HMS Daphne a British vessel on 11/01/1868. The child slaves were rescued and freed.

#16 The Atlantic Slave Trade
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#15 Crying Boy Soldier

Hans-Georg Henke(seen above) is a member of the Hitler Youth, in this picture, he's overcome with fear and desperation just a day before Germany's surrender.

#15 Crying Boy Soldier
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#14 Madame Tussaud's Wax Mannequins After A Fire

Madame Tussaud's famous wax museum in London was damaged by fire in 1930.

#14 Madame Tussaud's Wax Mannequins After A Fire
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#13 A Berlin Wall Rescue

This German soldier from the East notices a child who got separated from his parents, he knows he shouldn't help the child but yet there he is on the lookout to make sure no one's there to catch him when he does help the boy lifting him across the barbed wire fence.

#13 A Berlin Wall Rescue
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#12 The Hiroshima Bombing

When America bombed Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The strength of the atomic bomb was so much that people vaporized on spot leaving behind the permanent shadow as seen above.

#12 The Hiroshima Bombing
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#11 William Saunders's Photographs

William Saunders's was a British photographer who went to China to photograph this fake beheading, encouraging Britain to take over China and 'civilize' it's people.

#11 William Saunders's  Photographs
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#10 Starving Mongolian Woman

This picture was taken in 1913 by Stephen Passe and was published in National Geographic. When Mongolia was newly independent, it was a common punishment to lock criminals in boxes like this until they almost starved to death.

#10 Starving Mongolian Woman
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#9 The Holodomor

This Ukraine famine was one of the worst in the world's history. It was the genocide of millions of people, almost comparable to the Holocaust. This is Kharkiv in 1933, corpses lie on the street while passersby go about their tasks.

#9 The Holodomor
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#8 Keith Sapsford (1970)

A 14-year-old Australian hid in the wheel of a Japan Air Lines on its way to Tokyo from Sydney. An amateur photographer took this picture as the boy fell 200-feet to his death as the plane took off.

#8 Keith Sapsford (1970)
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#7 Makeshift Morgue

This picture shows a man throwing the body of a dead child into a makeshift morgue at the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 15, 2010. The picture won the 1st prize of General News Stories and World Press Photo in 2011.

#7 Makeshift Morgue
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#6 Famine And Photojournalism

This picture was taken by James Nachtwey, an American photographer during the Sudan's 1993 peril near a feeding center.

#6 Famine And Photojournalism
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#5 The Shanghai Baby

The Second Sino-Japanese War from 1937 eventually meshed with World War II. During a bombing, a Chinese station which was a shelter for women and children. This baby somehow survived but was badly injured.

#5 The Shanghai Baby
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#4 China's Crime Executions: Ling Chi

The image below from 1910 shows the country’s public method of torturing and executing of criminals called Ling Chi, which is death by "a thousand cuts and slow slicing." Although China abolished the practice in 1905, it apparently continued afterward.

#4 China's Crime Executions: Ling Chi
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#3 A Nazi Concentration Camp's Mass Grave

The Nazis killed 50,000 people at the Bergen-Belsen camp before it was liberated in 1945 (Anne Frank was among those slaughtered). "Mass Grave 3" shows camp doctor Fritz Klein standing among the dead. He decided if prisoners should be sent to the gas chamber because they were unfit to work. He was later hanged for his atrocities.

#3 A Nazi Concentration Camp's Mass Grave
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#2 The Vietnam War (1972): 'Napalm Girl'

This picture captures the terror of Vietnamese children as they escaped down a road. This Pulitzer Prize journalistic war image was taken by Huỳnh Công Út, near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack by U.S. troops.

#2 The Vietnam War (1972): 'Napalm Girl'
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#1 The Fire Escape Collapse

This picture was taken in 1975 during a fire when a fire escape collapsed resulting in the babysitter and girl falling while they were seconds away from being rescued by a fireman.The child survived by landing on the babysitter's body.

#1 The Fire Escape Collapse
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