posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 07:01 AM
please post a picture (or link to a pic) which you feel is one of the most iconic or gripping photo's youve seen and why.
it can be about anything you like.
Maybe it was JFK's shooting, or tiananmen square, or saddam's statue falling in iraq that grabbed your attention?
Police chief General Loam executes a VC officer in saigon.
This photo is like a car smash, i just have to look.
Its right at that moment where the decisions is made if the guy lives or dies and you can see the fear in the VC's face a split second before he was
shot, and the generals face seems pretty casual like its all in a days work.
its gripping, shocking and sad all in one.
image from wiki link
Abu-Ghraib prison abuse.
Along with the other photo's it was disapointing to see the coalition/US forces not only mistreating prisoners + using torture but also enjoying
every bit of it.
Janis Karpinski, the commander of Abu Ghraib demoted for her lack of insight regarding the abuse, estimated later that 90% of detainees in the
prison were innocent.
[edit on 29/12/07 by Obliv_au]