Friday, June 01, 2012

Few of the best photographs history's got to offer - good quality.

A dog named "Leao" sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.
(Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida)

Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. (Héctor Rondón Lovera)

Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.

Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp "death train" near the Elbe in 1945. (More pictures and the full story here.)

Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.
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"Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father. (H/t Jodi P)

U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.
(Reuters / Asianewsphoto)

A French civilian cries in despair as Nazis occupy Paris during World War II.

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
(Reuters / Mark Pardew)

A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument. (More pictures here.)

John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's coffin along with the honor guard.

Earthrise: A photo taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.
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The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
(AP / Jeff Widener)

Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.
(AP / Daily News Journal, Aaron Thompson, File)

Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado in March, 2012.
(AP / The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr)

A Sudan People's Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan's independence from Sudan.
(Reuters / Goran Tomasevic)