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juanez13
11/10/08 9:48:11PM



















Post Pics you think fit into those categories...
cmill21
11/10/08 10:05:18PM
Well I'm a little pissed that the photographer didn't pick the child up and carry him or something to the UN food shelter. Sorry I hate the world today.
iwannabesedated
11/10/08 10:08:39PM

Posted by cmill21

Well I'm a little pissed that the photographer didn't pick the child up and carry him or something to the UN food shelter. Sorry I hate the world today.



Well,considering the guy who took the picture committed suicide.He obviously made bad decisions.

But,I agree with your statement.
juanez13
11/10/08 10:13:46PM

Posted by 40ouncetofreedom


Posted by cmill21

Well I'm a little pissed that the photographer didn't pick the child up and carry him or something to the UN food shelter. Sorry I hate the world today.



Well,considering the guy who took the picture committed suicide.He obviously made bad decisions.

But,I agree with your statement.



I heard (or read) that they werent allowed to interfere with anything while they were there. I think it was because of the famine.

here is the pic with more clear writing
mentalcase
11/10/08 10:32:04PM
The cover artwork features a famous photo of Thích Quang Ðuc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, burning himself to death in Saigon in 1963. The monk was protesting President Ngo Dinh Diem's administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion. The photograph drew international attention and persuaded U.S. President John F. Kennedy to withdraw support of the Ngo Dinh Diem's government. It was taken by Associated Press correspondent Malcolm Browne; a similar photograph earned the award of World Press Photo of the Year in 1963


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grappler0000
11/10/08 10:49:19PM
mentalcase
11/10/08 10:52:13PM
Burning yourself alive for a protest!! i dont think it gets more powerful then that!
Sure as hell id never do anything remotely as extream as that. but thats only cause i dont give a shit about anything.

this is from wiki

Self-immolation
On June 10, a spokesperson for the Buddhists privately informed the U.S. correspondents that "something important" would happen the following morning on the road outside the Cambodian embassy in Saigon.[18] Most of the reporters disregarded the message, since the Buddhist crisis had at that point been going on for over a month, and the next day only a few journalists turned up, including David Halberstam of the New York Times and Malcolm Browne, who was the Saigon bureau chief for the Associated Press.[18]

Thích Qu?ng Ð?c arrived as part of a procession that had begun at a nearby pagoda. Around 350 monks and nuns marched in two phalanxes, preceded by an Austin Westminster sedan, carrying banners printed in both English and Vietnamese. They denounced the Di?m government and its policy towards Buddhists, demanding that it fulfill its promises of religious equality.[18] Another monk offered to burn himself, but Thích Qu?ng Ð?c's seniority prevailed.[19]


Today, the car in which Thích Qu?ng Ð?c traveled to his self-immolation is parked at Hu?'s Thien Mu Pagoda.The act itself occurred at the intersection[b] of Phan Dinh Phung Boulevard and Le Van Duyet Street.[18] Thích Qu?ng Ð?c emerged from the car along with two other monks. One placed a cushion on the road while the second opened the trunk and took out a five-gallon gasoline can. As the marchers formed a circle around him, Thích Qu?ng Ð?c calmly seated himself in the traditional Buddhist meditative lotus position on the cushion. His colleague emptied the contents of the gasoline container over Thích Qu?ng Ð?c's head. Thích Qu?ng Ð?c rotated a string of wooden prayer beads and recited the words "Nam Mô A Di Ðà Ph?t" ("homage to Amitabha Buddha") before striking a match and dropping it on himself. Flames consumed his robes and flesh, and black oily smoke emanated from his burning body.[18][20]

The last words of Thích Qu?ng Ð?c before his self-immolation were documented in a letter he had left:

Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngo Dinh Diem to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally. I call the venerables, reverends, members of the sangha and the lay Buddhists to organise in solidarity to make sacrifices to protect Buddhism.[2]

David Halberstam wrote:

I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning human flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think... As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him.[21]

Police who tried to reach him could not break through the circle of Buddhist clergy. One of the policemen threw himself to the ground and prostrated himself in front of Thích Qu?ng Ð?c in reverence.[19] The spectators were mostly stunned into silence, but some wailed and several began praying. Many of the monks and nuns, as well as some shocked passersby, prostrated themselves before the burning monk.[19] In English and Vietnamese, a monk repeatedly declared into a microphone, "A Buddhist priest burns himself to death. A Buddhist priest becomes a martyr."[18]

After approximately ten minutes, Thích Qu?ng Ð?c's body toppled forward onto the street and the fire subsided. A group of monks covered the smoking corpse with yellow robes, picked it up and tried to fit it into a coffin, but the limbs could not be bent and one of the arms protruded from the wooden box as he was carried to the nearby Xa Loi Pagoda in central Saigon. Outside the pagoda, students unfurled bilingual banners which read: "A Buddhist priest burns himself for our five requests." By 13:30, around one thousand monks had congregated inside Xa Loi to hold a meeting while outside a large crowd of pro-Buddhist students had formed a human barrier around it. The meeting soon ended and all but a hundred monks slowly left the compound. Nearly one thousand monks accompanied by laypeople returned to the cremation site. The police lingered nearby. At around 18:00, 30 nuns and six monks were arrested for holding a prayer meeting on the street outside Xa Loi Pagoda. The police then encircled the pagoda, blocking public passage and giving observers the impression that an armed siege was imminent by donning riot gear.[22] That evening, thousands of Saigonese claimed to have seen a vision of the Buddha's face in the sky as the sun had set. They claimed that in the vision the Buddha was weeping.[23]

ThaAxeMurderer7
11/10/08 11:36:59PM
First Photo: Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima
Second Photo: Columbia Space Shuttle
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Drudinh
11/11/08 1:12:01AM
Appreciate life. A lot of people fight hard to preserve what is good and it is easy to loose sight of what we take for granted on a daily basis. Any Viets that know about this should also check out the movie Journey To The Fall. Actually anyone who has the time and want to get the slightist hint of what our people went through even after the war should check it out. Only movie i cried to (a bunch of times)
JoeySteel
11/11/08 1:23:07AM
here are a few off the top.
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JoeySteel
11/11/08 1:27:39AM
uh huh
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JoeySteel
11/11/08 1:28:50AM
and
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Rush
11/11/08 10:47:33AM
Why do some of the most powerful and impacting photos be about suffering?
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tdietel01
11/11/08 10:49:38AM
All these pitures are horrible. But are an important part of history and shows how much our world and america has come. and how much better off we are than our grandparents.
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Rush
11/11/08 10:55:49AM
some more

That one with the vulture has me really choked up.
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Rush
11/11/08 11:01:58AM
ones that were too big the first time I posted
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cowcatcher
11/11/08 11:03:22AM
jesus man, some of these things are hard to look at even though ive seen them before. a picture being worth a thousand words is an understatement....
D0wnUnd6e6r
11/11/08 11:06:00AM
don't meen to copy rush but here's one of my fav pics

and of course the 1916 memorial

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Rush
11/11/08 11:15:28AM
some more. Hard trying to find happier ones
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Rush
11/11/08 11:17:52AM
This is famous for being infamous
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mrsmiley
11/11/08 2:51:51PM
Thought this was cool.Not really moving though
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dannyfrank
11/11/08 3:14:47PM


iwannabesedated
11/11/08 3:23:31PM
Clementes' 3,000th
Miracle on ice
Man on the moon.
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grappler0000
11/11/08 7:31:37PM
A little reminder that mother nature can be a b*tch
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grappler0000
11/11/08 7:33:41PM
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Naturaldisaster
11/12/08 12:59:19AM
heres a couple.
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Naturaldisaster
11/12/08 1:01:15AM
more
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juanez13
11/12/08 5:37:37PM












Manfred
11/12/08 10:57:34PM
What a difference a couple dacades make

(That's Rumsfeld and Saddam in 1983)






Avemurderer, How can you post Iwo Jima and not 9/11 fireman?


Naturaldisaster
11/13/08 3:14:49PM
some pics from the dust bowl in the 1930's
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