Pincess Diana talks to amputees in Angola, where she traveled in January 1997 to bring attention to the anti land mine campaign of the International Red Cross. Sitting on her lap is Sandra Thijica, a 13 year old who lost her leg to a land mine.
This is the first picture ever taken of the Inca structure, Machu Picchu, which was built in 1450. It was found in 1911, thousands of miles above sea level, after it had been abandoned for centuries
Buffalo Hump. One of the most powerful Native American empires of all time belonged to the Comanche—a confederated tribe of mounted men who dominated the plains of the Western United States
Winter- Apsaroke Apsaroke woman carrying firewood in snow, approaching a tipi Edward S. Curtis Collection
The offering- San Ildefonso Barechested Tewa man, standing high on a cliff, arms stretched before him as he sprinkles cornmeal as an offering at the start of a day, to the sun, or some other deity, or to mundane daily events. Edward S. Curtis Collection
French photographer Albert Kahn took this colorized photo in 1913. This woman had been condemned to slow and painful starvation in the middle of the desert. If those punished this way survive 2-3 months with minimal food and water, they are set free.
In the 1940s and ’50s, over 216 nuclear tests were performed around the Bikini Atoll area. The one pictured here caused massive damage to the atoll and released contamination into the ocean.
On July 4th, 1976, the United States of America celebrated their bicentennial. That morning, a photographer captured the boats (including some historic-looking vessels!) in Hudson Bay, overlooking New York City.
Archaeologist Howard Carter took this photo in 1922, just before he unearthed the mummified corpse of King Tutankhamun, which had stayed untouched for 3245 years.
A salesman named Sam Walton opened a store in 1962 called Walton’s Five-and-Dime. He’d eventually build his way to fame and fortune through controversial means, and establish the now infamous Wal-Mart brand.
From 1867 to 1965, Jim Crow laws were enacted throughout the south that kept blacks and whites segregated: schools, water fountains, restaurants, buses, and even bathrooms were to be used by either whites or blacks only.
Gloria Richardson a civil rights activist in 1960’s. #blackgirlsrock #BlackLivesMatter
A 17-year-old, Walter Gadsden, civil rights demonstrator is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963, Birmingham, Alabama. AP/BILL HUDSON
Charles Moore, Firemen Use High-Pressure Hoses against Protestors, Birmingham, Alabama, May 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, Civil rights protesters getting hosed. Human beings (left) trying to stop more human beings (right) from demanding to be treated like human beings, 1963
Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut, best known for his 1972 Vietnam War photograph known as “Napalm Girl” Phan Thị Kim Phúc OOnt, referenced informally as the Napalm girl, is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972.
In 1981, a man named John Hinckley, Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan in the midsection and Press Secretary James Brady in the head. Both men survived, though Brady was permanently disabled. Hinckley said he’d done it to impress actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
The vulture and the little girl, 1993. Original title: Struggling Girl. The vulture is waiting for the girl to die and to eat her. The photograph was taken by South African photojournalist, Kevin Carter, while on assignment to Sudan. He took his own life a couple of month later due to depression.
UMass Boston student Renata Teodoro, right, and her mother, Gorete Borges Teodoro, who was deported in 2007, met at a U.S.-Mexico border fence. (Courtesy Samantha Sais, via The New York Times)
The south tower of New York’s World Trade Center collapses Tuesday, Sept. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) # I still remember what I was doing this is a powerful picture The Facade Falls The latticework facing of the south tower came tumbling to earth upon impact of the hijacked plane. Photo: Richard Drew/AP Wide World Photos
Katrina Hurricane Damage. The devastating damage after Hurricane Katrina. Homes and city are completely immersed underwater.
After an earthquake of 9.3 (the third largest ever recorded) occurred in the Indian Ocean, deadly tsunamis hit the coasts of Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It’s estimated that 280,000 people lost their lives — the deadliest in modern history.
Diego is crying at the funeral of his mentor and teacher, Evandro João da Silva, who was killed in an assault in October of 2009 in Rio De Janerio. Diego’s teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through his kindness and their shared love of music. Diego died in March of 2010 from complications of leukemia.
In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo, then-President-elect Barack Obama, left, his wife Michelle Obama, right, and daughters, Malia, and Sasha, second from left, wave to the crowd at the election night rally in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Obama supporters Mary Decker, center, Annete Davis, left, and others celebrate as the Democrat’s presidential win is announced in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 4 Mario Tama / Getty
A Turkish police officer gently carries the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi after he washed ashore Wednesday. He was on a boat of Syrian refugees that sank trying to reach a Greek island.
This is one of the most iconic photos of Obama’s presidency. He and his team sit in the Situation Room, watching the 2011 Navy SEAL operation to take out Osama bin Laden. The mission was successful.