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17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

Do you ever see photographs that just absolutely move you? You stop in your tracks for a second and really take everything in that you can about that one powerful photograph. And even after you are done looking at it, you can’t seem to get the image out of your mind. Here are 20 powerful photographs that will definitely move you.

1. This small boy tries to wake up his alcoholic father.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

2. This soldier is making the walk to that van to disarm a car bomb in Northern Ireland.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

3. These clouds look like a painting.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

4. This photo was taken right after Jewish refugees realized they weren’t going to the concentration camp, but were in fact being saved.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

5. Photograph taken of hundreds of galaxies using the Hubble Deep Field.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

6. Patrons at a local cafe in Milwaukee waving at the camera as a homeless man sleeps outside.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

7. A Hungarian man in absolute shock after he accidentally hit & killed an 8-year-old child.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

8. This monk is offering this dead man a prayer at the Shanxi Taiyuan Train Station in China. The man died of natural causes.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

9. This picture was taken by astronaut, Michael Collins. He was on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

10. Sossusvlei Sand Dunes in Namibia

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

11. A Nazi Rally in Nuremberg, 1937

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

12. Neil Armstrong after he landed on the moon.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

13. A person using the suicide hotline on the Golden Gate Bridge.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

14. The sunset from Mars.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

15. A girl in the midst of the devastation after the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

16. This windmill in the Netherlands caught fire on October 23, 2013. Unfortunately the two engineers who were on top lost their lives due to this fire.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

17. Every year in Moscow, Russia, a group of World War II veterans meet at Gorky Park. This is veteran, Belarus Konstantin Pronin, who was the only soldier to arrive this year.

17 Very Powerful Photos With Even More Powerful Stories Behind Them

All I can say is WOW! These powerful photos have left me absolutely floored. It’s crazy that just seeing these pictures can bring on a rush of various emotions.