Thursday, December 8, 2011

Seeing the 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011 is something that really moved me when I saw it yesterday.  It really made me think twice about some of my trivial problems and focus on things that have a great deal of impact on the world.  I read each caption thoroughly, put some sincere thought into each one and even shed a few tears.  

All of these images are obviously very powerful, but here are a few that seemed to impact me the most...

Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial

A woman jumps from a burning building during the London riots in August

A U.S. Army soldier takes five with an Afghan boy during a patrol in Pul-e Alam, a town in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan

Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington, D.C., moments after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook the nation's capital. The earthquake was centered northwest of Richmond, Va., but could be felt from North Carolina to Massachusetts.

A man sits in front of a destroyed apartment building following the Joplin, Missouri tornado

A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan on March 14

Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was knocked to the ground by a police officer's riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.

A distressed bride attempts suicide in China after her fiance abruptly called off their marriage. Still in her wedding gown, she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window of a seventh floor building. Right as she jumped, a man managed to catch and save her.

Firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder, watching a news bulletin in Times Square declaring that Osama bin Laden was dead on May 2.

It's definitely something to think about...

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