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40 Pictures That Redefine The World We Left In The Past

From wars to love locks or the untold stories from the past, the world has seen it all. The past has been a book of stories and instances which were too hard to forget. Each page of this book has a history, a history that gives us so many emotions, and so many learnings. From the South Pole to the North, from desserts to highlands, there are incredible yet somewhere forgotten or even unseen photographs that speak a thousand words.They scream from them, calling for our attention to look back at the past to see how the world has changed for us, for them. The struggles, the battles, the joys, the bonds everything. The unsung tales that make us go through a thousand different emotions altogether. One makes us cry, the other makes us smile or one would leave us spellbound. So, here are some images from the past, that were long lost.    

Children licking blocks of ice during the heat wave, NYC, (1912).    

Somewhere in France during World War I, (1917).

The National Geographic best photo of the year.

A mournful and heartbreaking image of two children left stranded and scavenging on a junkyard in Kathmandu, Nepal.  

18-year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in 1945. 

Audrey Hepburn (Cira 1953).  

The Guinness Book world record for most people crammed into an old VW Beetle.  

A veteran of WW II marching alone in Victory Day Parade.   

Madison Square Park, New York, (Circa 1900). It was the cab stand at that time.  

A picture taken at the time of assassination of US President J F Kennedy. 

An athlete tripped and trampled during her race, but still stood up to complete the race. 

Marilyn Monroe poses for soldiers in 1954.  


Miss America, 1924. 

Titanic sinks on April 15, 1912. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of the disaster. (April 16, 1912)  

A German soldier, captured by American soldiers. July 1943. 

And when his bulb lit up! Thomas Edison.  

An Indian tribal woman.  

This photo will change your perception about a mother's love....

This photo will change your perception about a mother's love.... 

Women at work drawing the 'real danger' present in the master poster hanging in the background.  Source

Robin Williams in the cheer leading team 1980. 

Tiananmen Square in 1989. 

Oklahoma City Bombing. 

Fire fighters putting the American Flag back to its place after the incident at the World Trade Center. 

A man with the largest turban, standing before Golden Temple, India. 

"Tear down this wall!" is a line from a speech made by US President Ronald Reagan in West Berlin on June 12, 1987, calling for the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open up the barrier which had divided West and East Berlin since 1961. 

Catch the smile of the boy after being rescued from the destruction caused by earthquake in Haiti. 

106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. (1990)

Those eyes speak so many words.

17-year old Jan Rose offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967. 

Sergeant Frank Praytor looks after a two-week old kitten during the height of the Korean War. 

A man playing piano in front of the the army at a riot-struck Ukraine, 2013.  

Make love and not war. This Vietnamese soldier couple seems to say. 

Kalpana Chawla during her last space expedition. 

Two female guerrillas walk through the Qandil mountains, Kurdistan, 2013. 

A week after being pulled from the rubble of a Syrian airstrike, 27-day old Rateb Malis is at home.  

A picture speaking for itself. 

Children sitting and sharing smiles.... 

A Japanese boy standing is all attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945. 

A boy feeling happy for his first pair of new shoes. (1946)