CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS

CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS

Sunday, August 10, 2014

AMAZING PHOTOS OF LOVE, FAITH, SUFFERING, SACRIFICE……

 

 

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this picture is not that this man embraced his wife after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed around them. Rather, it’s because there’s not a look of fear or panic in their faces. All you can see is the both of them accepting what’s to come and somehow being happy that they’re going to die together and in each other’s arms.

Hug

 


 

The question now is how the photographer took this photo and what this man’s reaction would be if he were to see this.

Lighthouse

War Veterans are either some of the best or the worst people you’ll ever meet. The latter because they’ve been forever scarred by the horrors of war and the former because of the same reason. Though, this picture above will show you which of the two this guy is.

Konstantin Pronin is a War Veteran from Belarus. The picture above was from 2011 and it shows him waiting for his comrades. This is in line with the customary Victory Day celebrations in Gorky Park, Moscow.  Unfortunately, Pronin was the only one to show from his unit, which is quite sad. Sadder still is that the reason for this may be that he’s the only one from his unit still alive.

Veteran

It’s common for surgeons to think of playing GOD while their patients lie dying in the operating tables.

In the picture above, this heart surgeon did just that. Though, good thing for the patient is that the surgeon decided to play the merciful and giving GOD.

Performing heart transplant surgery for 23 long hours, this surgeon did something that’s almost part of a day’s work in their line of work. But still, it’s worth noting that the surgeon doesn’t look a bit tired, while his assistant is sleeping soundly in the corner of the room.

Kudos to the photographer for capturing such a perfect moment.

Surgeon

Now, if there’s one guy that can give Bruce McCandless a run for his money for the title of having the biggest balls in the world, it’d be this guy.

Casually walking towards god knows where, this guy isn’t just taking a walk or on patrol. Rather, he’s walking towards his possible death if he isn’t able to diffuse the bomb that’s further down the road in time, or if he cuts the wrong wires by mistake.

Bomb

War has this way of making the lives of every one involved in it worse than it should be. Not only does it hurt the civilians that get involved in the crossfire, but also the civilians that are the families left behind by such soldiers.

With the death toll and mortality rate as high as it is, every soldier puts their lives at risk in every mission. And the picture above shows what would happen to the families left behind should a soldier would die while in a mission.

Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golycynski was due to come home in just a few weeks. But, his family, namely, his son Christian Golczynski no longer had the chance to bid his father goodbye as the Marine Staff Sergeant would die from gunshot while in Iraq.

If it’s any consolation, Christian did accept the flag for his father. Though, this isn’t even close enough to make this child feel his Father’s love once again.

You can just see it from the tears swelling up in his eyes that he and his father were close to each other.

 

Iran

Video game? Not quite. This isn’t a poster either way. What this is is a picture that won the World Press Photo Award back in 1991.

Simple as it may look like, the photographer captures how even the toughest of all soldiers feel in the battlefield as they mourn for the loss of their comrades. True, it’s traumatizing to have to watch your friends die in front of you. But, Ken Kozakiewicz, the soldier crying in despair went through worse when he found out that the body bad at his feet had the body of his close friend, Andy Alaniz, inside.

Soldier

Another boy, another day and another soldier dead just because he was fighting to protect and serve his mother country. When will the day come when such unnecessary bloodshed will be over?

War

Most of us live a pretty comfortable life. Oftentimes, we would go shopping and splurge money. After that, we’d then go on to eat in our favorite restaurants and overall, have a good time. Though, in this “happiness”, we often forget that some people are not as blessed as we are in life.

Take for example the picture above.

It shows two women who’re enjoying a good dinner at an expensive looking restaurant while there’s a homeless man outside sleeping just below their window. It’s not their fault that the homeless man is well … homeless, but still, this shows that we should take the time to take a look at how other people are faring too.

Who knows, the next time we’re eating delightfully in a restaurant, someone outside may have had gone days without proper food.

Ignorance

Sudan is one of the world’s poorest countries. It’s a country whose poverty levels are lower than those of even a few third-world countries. To say that it’s poor isn’t even enough to fully describe the state of the country of Sudan.

The picture above shows just that. No, that’s not the hand of a dead infant or child. It’s the hand of a child, albeit, a thin and heavily malnourished one.

The mere state of the child’s body and how it’s common in the country of Sudan speaks a lot about just how poor the country is.

Hope

Syria is one of those countries that’s been hit by both poverty and war in recent years. In fact, it’s been three years since the whole Syrian Crisis started and the whole thing’s not showing signs of letting up.

As with any war and crisis, children are almost always those that suffer the most.

Just look at how this little girl fills her container with water at a Syrian refugee camp and you’ll find yourself thinking of how it’s possible for some people to let children suffer like this.

Life

If there’s something to take from this photo, it’s probably that we should never do something like this. And if you’re wondering what exactly this is, the picture is of a Turkish official teasing starving children.

In other parts of the world, a single piece of isn’t something to be begged for. But, these children that’s said to be part of the Genocide in Armenia back in 1915 probably haven’t eaten much in past weeks. As a result, these children look not only malnourished, but also close to death. It’s even amazing how they’re still alive given their bodies and their living conditions!

Tease

This has got to be one of the hungriest looking men that you’ll ever find in modern times. Yes, I said modern times because this is quite a recent photo.

The picture shown is of Indian men who are lining up for a free meal given because of Id-Ul-Fitr near Jama Mazjid, New Delhi.

The reason why so many men are lining up is because most of these men are minimum-wage laborers and some are even homeless. This means the food that they’re getting is probably the yummiest they’re ever going to taste, at least in a while.

Indian

When all hope is lost and everything is gone, there’s one thing that we should always remember. It’s that our family will always be there to support us through and through.

All

 

What can you see here ?

Baby and her duckling friend

Best friend for life

Shark Circles

Rail Sunset, Romania

Rail Sunset, Romania

Wine tasting at its best

Wine tasting at its best

scaping from a volcano

Escaping from a volcano

Scenery that is picture perfect

Scenery that is picture perfect

Airplane passes over an eclipse

Airplane passes over an eclipse

Tornado in the ocean

Tornado in the ocean

 

 

 

 

Pope Benedict XVI’s leads the Angelus prayer from the window of his appartments on February 24, 2013 at the Vatican. The pontiff celebrates his last Angelus prayer at the end of a week-long spiritual retreat, ahead of his resignation on Februery 28 with the field of candidates to succeed him wide open.

A defected Syrian policeman, Adnan al-Hamod, 33, lights a kerosene lamp at an underground cave used for shelter from Syrian government forces shelling and airstrikes, at Jirjanaz village, in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday Feb. 28, 2013. Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country’s wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from Syria’s two-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads.

Pictures of the Week is a Denver Post Plog that gathers the strongest photojournalism from around the world.

Pictures of the Week: March 1, 2013

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Pope Benedict XVI's leads the Angelus prayer from the window of his appartment at the Vatican. The pontiff celebrates his last Angelus prayer at the end of a week-long spiritual retreat, ahead of his resignation on Februery 28 with the field of candidates to succeed him wide open. AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO #

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A defected Syrian policeman, Adnan al-Hamod, 33, lights a kerosene lamp at an underground cave used for shelter from Syrian governemnt forces shelling and airstrikes, at Jirjanaz village, in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday Feb. 28, 2013. Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country's wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from Syria's two-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) #

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A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens February 22, 2013. REUTERS/John Kolesidis #

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Luis Amezquita hangs upside down over the Periferico avenue during a slacklining practice in Guatemala City, February 24, 2013. According to Amezquita, this is the first time in Guatemala that anyone is attempting to practice slacklining over a street. Slacklining is an extreme sport that requires one to balance on a line anchored between two points. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez #

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A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, in Mumbai. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013, amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar #

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Relatives of Javed Ahmed Wani, a Sarpanch or village council chief, mourn during his funeral in Kalantra village, north of Srinagar, February 25, 2013. Wani, the village council chief of Kalantra village, was shot dead by suspected militants on Sunday evening outside his home, police said on Monday. REUTERS/Danish Ismail #

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A Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron February 25, 2013 following the funeral of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat. Jaradat's death in an Israeli jail on Saturday and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates have raised tension in the occupied territory after repeated clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli soldiers in recent days. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma #

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Pope Benedict XVI addresses during the last meeting with the Cardinals at the Vatican, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano #

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A woman reacts near a giant screen showing the departure of Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican City, February 28, 2013. Pope Benedict slips quietly from the world stage on Thursday after a private last goodbye to his cardinals and a short flight to a country palace to enter the final phase of his life "hidden from the world". REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini #

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea, February 28, 2013, in this photo courtesy of VICE. REUTERS/VICE/Handout #

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Pongsapat Pongcharoen from the ruling Puea Thai Party (R) and a candidate for the position of Bangkok's governor prays with a Buddhist monk as he campaigns in Bangkok February 27, 2013. Bangkok, the economic and political capital of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, has been a stronghold of the main opposition Democrat Party for almost a decade but that could change when the city votes for its new governor on Sunday. Picture taken February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa #

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This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 23, 2013 shows the participants in the meeting of officials guiding party lectures in the whole army welcoming North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (unsee in the picture) enthusiastically during a photo session at the Defence Ministry in Pyongyang. AFP PHOTO #

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Pakistani Kawthar Javaid, 42, who was injured by a remote control bomb in Faisalabad in 2005, poses for a picture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Hazratullah Khan's right leg was amputated below the knee after he survived a car bombing as he was on his way home from school. His response when asked whether peace talks should be held with the Taliban leaders who ordered attacks like the ones that maimed him is simple: Hang them alive. Slice their flesh off their bodies and cut them into pieces. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Syrians carry the body of a 6-year-old girl found under the rubble of a building in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo on February 23, 2013. Three surface-to-surface missiles fired by Syrian regime forces in Aleppo's Tariq al-Bab district have left 58 people dead, among them 36 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on February 24. AFP PHOTO/PABLO TOSCO #

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A girl, dressed in a costume, performs during the annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv February 24, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. REUTERS/Nir Elias #

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US President Barack Obama is seen in the Oval Office on February 26, 2013 as he leaves the White House in Washington, DC, en route Newport News, Virginia. Obama will paint a devastating picture of looming government budget cuts, at a fabled shipbuilding yard in Virginia that provides the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carriers. The trip will intensify the president's effort to hike pressure on Republicans to agree on tax increases to avert $85 billion in automatic spending cuts this year, which experts warn could stagger the fragile economy. The White House said the cuts, known as "the sequester" which are due to hit on March 1, would see 90,000 civilian defense workers furloughed in Virginia alone and would hurt companies in 50 states that supply shipbuilders. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad #

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This picture taken on February 27, 2013 shows a youngster jumping from Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province into the river following another person who committed suicide minutes before. Police said there was little chance for them to survive and one of the two was a young male that was born in May, 1993. PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images #

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Cows are made up for a photocall at the "40th Show of the Best" agricultural exhibition on February 28, 2013 in Verden, western Germany. During the annual show, cows from the region compete for the "Miss" title of the exhibition's beauty contest. AFP PHOTO / CARMEN JASPERSEN #

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) #

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A Hindu priest washes his face with sea water during a religious ceremony called Melasti on Ngobaran Beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Melasti is performed a week ahead of Balinese Hindu's Day of Silence to purify the universe from bad influences, bad deeds and bad thoughts. (AP Photo/Gembong Nusantara) #

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The casket carrying the body of San Bernardino County Sheriff Det. Jeremiah MacKay is taken out of a hearse during his funeral service on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Glen Helen, Calif. Thousands of law enforcement officers from across the Southwest gathered to honor to San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who was killed in the violent conclusion of the manhunt for fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim, Pool) #

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Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne and into the catch fence in a multi-car crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kilgerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31), Brian Scott (2) and Alex Bowman (99) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) #

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Pakistani Kushti wrestlers warm up in the ring before fighting as part of their daily training, at a wrestling club in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

 

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