Top 10 Most Famous Photographs

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    T O P 1 0 M O S T FA M O U SP H O T O G R A P H S

    B Y T H E T O P S H E L V E S . B L O G S P O T. C O M

    http://thetopshelves.blogspot.com/
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    1 0 . R U S S I A N W A R V E T E R A N

    Story behind it: an old WW2 Russian tank army veteran has finally found hisown tank on which he passed through all the war standing in small Russiantown as a monument. He got so emotional that people worried his heart

    wont be able to cope with this.

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    9 . W A I T F O RM E D A D D Y

    Wait For Me Daddy, is aphotograph by Claude P.Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A lineof soldiers march in BritishColumbia on their way to awaiting train as five-year-oldWhitey Bernard tugs away fromhis mothers hand to reach out

    for his father.

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    8 . B L I S S

    Ever wonder where the Windows XPdefault wallpaper came from? Theman behind the camera is Americanphotographer Charles ORear. Dontlet his name fool you into thinkingthat the photo was in fact taken inIreland. Bliss, as it turns out, is inCalifornia. In Sonoma County to beexact. The photo was taken in 1996,years before Windows XP launched,and before the area was converted

    into a vineyard. In fact, a phototaken 10 years later from exactly thesame spot where Bliss was shot,shows a disappointingly dreary view(photo below Windows default

    background)

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    7 . K I S S I N G C O U P L E

    Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she wasknocked to the ground by a police officers riot shield in Vancouver, British

    Columbia. Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the

    Boston Bruins.

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    6 . L O YA L D O G

    A dog named Leao sits for asecond consecutive day at thegrave of her owner, who died inthe disastrous landslides nearRio de Janiero on January 15,

    2011. Leao (which means Lionin brazil) was rescued with othersof other dogs. However, manyclaim that Leao never existedand this whole loyal dog

    photograph is a box and thedog belongs to Rodolfo Jnior, agrave digger who works at acemetary in Teresopolis, Brazil.What can we say?

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    5 . T H E B U R N I N G M O N K

    June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself todeath at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressivepolicies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamesegovernment at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying thetraditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stopdetaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice andspread their religion. While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.

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    4 . O M AY R A S N C H E Z

    Omayra Snchez was one of the 25,000 victims of the Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia)volcano which erupted on November 14, 1985. The 13-year old had been trapped inwater and concrete for 3 days. The picture was taken shortly before she died and it

    caused controversy due to the photographers work and the Colombian governmentsinaction in the midst of the tragedy, when it was published worldwide after the young

    girls death.

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    3 . S T R I C K E N C H I L D

    The photo is the Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine.The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located

    a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. Thispicture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, includingthe photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.

    Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.

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    2 . L A J E U N E F I L L E A L A F L E U R La Jeune Fille a la

    Fleur a photographby Marc Riboud,shows the youngpacifist Jane RoseKasmir planting a

    flower on thebayonets of guards atthe Pentagon duringa protest against the

    Vietnam War onOctober 21, 1967.The photographwould eventually

    become the symbolof the flower power

    movement.

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    W O R T H - M E N T I O N I N G

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    1 . A F G H A N G I R L

    And of course the afghan girl, picture shot by National Geographic photographerSteve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school withinthe refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan

    women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year.

    After many years,the photographer discovered her identity was discovered in 1992.

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