Tuesday 13 March 2018

85 Iconic Photos Of The 21st Century So Far

The world welcomes in the new millennium. [2000]
Zanjeer the bomb dog is laid to rest with full military honours for saving thousands of lives. [2000]
Steve Jobs introduces the first revolutionary music device iPod [2001]
Archaeologists discover some of the oldest artworks known to man in Dordogne, France – over 12,000 years old. [2001]
A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law. [2001]
People gather water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat. More than 1 billion people still lack access to clean drinking water. [2003]

President Bush’s reaction to news of a second plane striking the Twin Towers. He was reading to children at a Florida elementary school. [2001] 

Firefighters raise the American flag on the ruins on the World Trade Centers [2001]

Ballerinas practice with medical masks during the SARS outbreak. [2003]
New York City is plunged into darkness after a power failure [2003]
A month and a half after the invasion began, U.S. Marine Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad. [2003]
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight [2003]
President Bush addresses sailors in the famous “Mission Accomplished” speech, declaring the end of major combat in Iraq. [2003]
The Columbia Space Shuttle breaks apart during re entry. [2003]

The first waves of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which killed over 200,000 people, hit the shore.
A Ukrainian woman places carnations into shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev. Ukraine, during the 2004 Orange Revolution. [2004]
Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moscovitz in 2004, after they had just lauched FaceBook. [2004]
The Hubble Telescope takes a picture of what the universe looked like 13 billion years ago. [2004]
A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. [2004]
The Christian world mourns the passing of Pope John Paul II [2005]
A heart-wrenching picture of a mother and child at an an emergency feeding centre in in Tahoua, Niger. [2005]
Isabelle Dinoire after receiving the world’s first partial face transplant [2005]
Kevin Berthia is talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge by police officers. He has since become an advocate for suicide prevention and has started a family. [2005]
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. who lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq. [2005]
Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans. [2005]
The Cassini spacecraft takes a picture of Saturn from deep space. The tiny speck of light circled in red is Earth. [2006]
The Tribute in Lights shines on the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York. [2006]
Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months. [2007]
Thousands gather to mourn after the Virginia Tech shooting [2007]
An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen in Manaus who have been sent to evict natives. [2008]
Michael Phelps celebrates after winning his 14th gold medal, setting the all-time record for most Olympic gold medals. [2008]
Wall Street on the midst of the Global Financial Crisis [2008]
Barack Obama wins the 2008 election, becoming the first African American President. [2008]
Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home after a cyclone stroke Myanmar’s capital of Yangon. [2008]
Four of the last seven Northern White Rhinos in the world are airlifted from a zoo in the Czech Republic to a park in Africa in an attempt to save their entire species. [2009]
US Airways Flight 1549 floats on the Hudson river after crash landing, miraculously, everyone survived [2009]
Vladimir Putin shirtless while vacationing and hunting in Siberia. The now Russian President is a judo black belt. [2009]
A fireman rescues a koala during Australian bushfires. [2009]
Kiki, age 7, is pulled from the ruins left by the Haiti earthquake and into the arms of his mother. [2010]
Elite runner Jaqueline Kiplimo helps a disabled Chinese athlete drink during the 2010 Zheng-Kai marathon. She stayed with him for several miles, costing her the 1st place finish and the $10000 prize. [2010]
Tracy Caldwell looks down on Earth from the International Space Station [2010]
 Smoke billows from a controlled burn of spilled oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico coast line. [2010]
Live images of the Chilean miners trapped in a mine for 21 days. [2010]
Phyllis Siegel, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, are finally able to get married in New York. In the past decade, 17 US States, alongside 15 countries have legalized gay marriage. [2011]
A couple kisses on the pavement during the Vancouver Riot [2011]
 Christians protect Muslims in prayer at Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution [2011]
Robert Peraza, who lost his son, mourns 10 years after the 9/11 terror attacks [2011]
A dog soaks in an adoring crowd in Mexico by following the Pope [2011]
An Egyptian woman kisses a policeman, who had refused to fire on protestors, during the revolution against the Mubarak Government [2011]
A police officer pepper-sprays Occupy protesters at the University of California [2011]
Barack Obama and Government staff watch as commandos conduct a raid, which ends with the killing of Osama bin Laden [2011]
New York firefighters, many of whom lost friends in the 9/11 attacks, learn of Osama bin Laden’s death [2011]
Norwegian citizens hold a flower march after terrorist attacks by Anders Breivik killed 77. [2011]
Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco. [2011]
Billy Stinson comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene [2011]
A 4-month-old baby girl is rescued from the rubble four days after the Japanese tsunami. [2011]
The US rover, Curiosity, takes a selfie on Mars [2012]
Meghan Vogel, a high school runner, helps her exhausted rival cross the finish line. [2012]
The Middle East sees snow for the first time in over 100 years [2012]
Three young women from the New York Fashion Week pose next to a homeless man. [2012]
A mother comforts her daughter after the Sandy Hook shootings [2012]
Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado. [2012]
Pakistani Muslims form a human chain to protect Christians during Mass [2013]
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers behind the Boston Marathon bombing, on the boat where he was eventually caught, with sniper lasers on his forehead. [2013]
The anti-government Syrian town of Kafr Anbel sends a message to Boston after the marathon bombing. [2013]
Boston replied with their own message. [2013]
A child runs to safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. [2013]
San Francisco comes together to help batkid save the city – and to grant the wish of an ill child. [2013]
Carlos Arredondo helps Jeff Bauman after the Boston Marathon bombings. The two are now best friends. [2013]
Pope Francis embraces Vinicio Riva, a man scarred by a genetic disease. This was one of many progressive acts that the new leader of the Church made. [2013]
A woman is peper-sprayed at Turkey’s Gezi Park protest. [2013]
The world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela [2013]
Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan [2013]
Kiev’s Independence Square before and after the revolution [2014]
Afghan women turn out to vote in the first democratic transfer of power the country has ever seen. [2014]
Markiyan Matsekh plays piano for police during the Ukranian revoloution. [2014]
A young member of the choir of “Sinfonia por el Peru” vomits before performing with Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez at Lima’s National Theatre. [2014]
People hang out in a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia. [2014]
Two women wearing nun outfits drink beer while watching the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops, British Columbia. [2014]
A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California. [2014]
A Hindu devotee worships in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi. [2014]
Palestinians rescue Mahmoud al-Ghol from under the rubble of a house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. [2014]
The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario. [2014]
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera in Cannes. [2014]
Sikhs wield swords during their clash inside the complex of the holy Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. [2014]

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