It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. More than words, though, photographs can stir up countless feelings. Photojournalists are especially skilled at choosing just the right time and angle to suspend time and set a compelling scene. This compilation of 40 of the most powerful pictures ever taken will flood you with a sea of emotion:
These images, which range from devastating losses to celebratory reunions, are a testimony to the idea that pictures are worth more than words. One split second in time, recorded by an astute photographer, can forever evoke tears of joy or sorrow. Photographs are capable of capturing a piece of the human spirit. Which iconic photograph is most powerful to you?
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