A picture is worth a thousand words.

These are some of the world’s most gripping and powerful images. They reflect upon some of the world’s most important moments, describing humanity’s major events.

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In no particular order:

Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston

This photo was taken by Neil Leifer who shot perhaps the greatest sports photo of the century. On May 25, 1965, 23-year-old heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali squared off against 34-year-old Sonny Liston. One minute and 44 seconds into the first round, Ali’s right fist connected with Liston’s chin and Liston went down.

Guerillero heroico

Translates to Heroic Guerrilla Fighter. The iconic photo was taken of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara by photographer Alberto Korda. It was captured on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion. The image became the symbol for rebellion and one of the most recognizable and reproduced images of all time.

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Gandhi and the Spinning Wheel

The picture was taken by Margaret Bourke-White when Gandhi was held prisoner at Yeravda prison in Pune, India. Gandhi used the wheel to spin thread and make his own clothes, shunning British textiles. It was a symbol of civil disobedience.

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The 2014 Oscars Selfie

The most retweeted picture in history! Some of the world’s biggest stars squeezed in for a selfie at the 2014 Oscar awards.

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Man on the Moon

Firts photograph of the first moon landing by humans; taken by Neil Armstrong by Buzz Aldrine (1969).

First Cell-phone Picture

The first ever phone pic was taken In 1997 by software engineer Philippe Kahn, of his newborn daughter in a maternity ward. The then crude invention has since affected the world tremendously.

Prince Charles & Princess Diana

Diana’s wedding to prInce Charles (1981) was considered a fairy tale and was event of the century. An estimated worldwide TV audience of 750 million watched the proceedings making it the most watched wedding ever.


Earthrise - William Anders / NASA

This image was one of the most famous photos of all time. The image is our first full-color view of planet earth. It helped to launch theglobal environmental movement.

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Gorilla in the Congo

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The carcass of Senkwekwe the silverback mountain gorilla hoisted by more than a dozen men. The scene was captured by Brent Stirton in ­Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than half the population of the world’s critically endangered gorillas live here. Three months after Stirton’s photograph was published in Newsweek, nine African countries—including Congo—signed a legally binding treaty to help protect the mountain gorillas in Virunga.

Albert Einstein’s tongue

A photo of the greatest physicist in a light-hearted moment.


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