The 50 Most Powerful Pictures in American History (according to BuzzFeed)

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After a gunfight in a Hays, Kansas, saloon in 1873, two soldiers lie dead.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

 2012 — In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School to safety after a gunman fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members. Powerful Pictures, Inspiring Pictures, School Week, Police Academy, Sandy Hook, Thing 1, School Shootings, Alternative News, Mainstream Media
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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

Foto: May 2005 — Sunset on Mars. The Mars rover Spirit made this remarkable picture in 2005 from the Martian surface, revealing the sun dipping slowly below the distant lip of Gusev Crater.

July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

 Marine Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad. troops pulled down the high statue as Iraqis danced on it in contempt for the man who ruled them with an iron grip for 24 years. Bagdad, The Americans, Barack Obama, Statue, Saddam Hussein, Powerful Pictures, Tony Blair, Iraq War, Baghdad Iraq

July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

Marcy Borders — a Bank of America worker photographed fleeing the World Trade Center when it was attacked — had been suffering from stomach cancer for a year.

July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes at a. on September 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) never forget World Trade Center, Trade Centre, We Will Never Forget, Lest We Forget, Don't Forget, God Bless America, We Are The World, Change The World, Flatiron Building
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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

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July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.

His picture, honored with a Pulitzer, showed Elian Gonzalez of Cuba being seized in a Miami home in 2000 amid an international custody fight.

July 22, 1975 — "Fire on Marlborough Street"

This harrowing picture was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for spot news photography and depicts two people, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter, Tiare Jones, falling from the collapsed fire escape of a burning apartment in Boston. Bryant died as a result of injuries sustained during the fall, but the young child lived.