10 Historic Photos That Changed the Way We See the World

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Earthrise (1968): This iconic photograph taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission shows the Earth rising above the lunar horizon, highlighting the beauty and fragility of our planet.

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Migrant Mother (1936): Captured by photographer Dorothea Lange, this photo depicts Florence Owens Thompson, a mother of seven, during the Great Depression, symbolizing the hardships faced by many Americans during that time.

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Tank Man (1989): During the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, an unidentified man stood in front of a line of tanks, symbolizing the struggle for freedom and democracy.

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Napalm Girl (1972): This photo by Nick Ut shows Kim Phuc, a young girl running naked and screaming after being severely burned by napalm during the Vietnam War, highlighting the horrors of war.

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The Falling Man (2001): Richard Drew's photograph captures a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, illustrating the tragedy and human cost of the event.

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V-J Day in Times Square (1945): Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on the day Japan surrendered in World War II

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The Blue Marble (1972): Another iconic image of Earth, this photograph was taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts

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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (1945): Joe Rosenthal's photograph of U.S. Marines raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi during World War II became a symbol of victory and patriotism.

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The Face of AIDS (1990): This photograph of David Kirby on his deathbed, taken by Therese Frare, helped humanize the AIDS epidemic and raise awareness about the disease.

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The Afghan Girl (1984): Steve McCurry's photograph of Sharbat Gula, a young Afghan refugee, became famous for her haunting green eyes, bringing attention to the plight of Afghan refugees.

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