22 Of the Best Photographs That Has Defined the World in the Last Turbulent Decade
Over the years in the past decade there have been some excellent and hard-hitting photographs that appeared on the internet, newsmagazines and online tabloids that shook us to our core, made us shed a tear or even made us smile. There are many images that have becoming iconic and journalists who have taken them should be lauded for their efforts because several photos were taken in harm’s way. All of these photos are memorable and will conjure up the same feeling s and memories as when you may have first seen them first. Take a look at 22 famous photographs of the decade.
1 Tsunami approaching Miyako Japan in March 2011
This was one of the most heart-wrenching photos of 2011 as thousands around the world watched the terrible tsunami create havoc in Japan in March 2011 the result of a 9.1 magnitude earthquake. This particular photo shows a panoramic view of the treacherous tsunami approaching Miyako, Japan where the waves were almost 30 feet. The photo was taken by photographer Mainichi Shimbun for Reuters.
2Earthquake victim Port Au Prince Haiti
This is Cindy Tersme screaming in anguish in the ground after she found the lifeless body of her 14-year-old brother buried under rubble of Ecole St Gerard School after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Port AU Prince Haiti in 2010. Almost 300,000 lost their lives. The picture taken by photographer Carol Guzy won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011.
3Usain Bolt grins at Andre De Grasse of Canada while winning the Men’s 100 meters semi-finals at Rio Olympics
Who can compete with this lightning bolt that set records in the last Olympics and wherever else he took part. Usain Bolt knows he is the greatest when it comes to athletics as he lets out a wry grin at Andrea De Grasse of Canada while running to victory in the 100m semi-finals at Rio Olympics 2016. Bolt won the event in the finals.
4Rebel celebrating as comrades fire on troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s rule came to an end in Libya in 2011 when rebels captured and killed him. He was in power since 1969. This is a picture of one of the revels celebrating while his comrades attack government troops in the same year. Photograph by Chris Hondros.
5The Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
This was the fairy-tale wedding of the decade when Great Britain’s Prince William married Catherine Middleton in 2011. This photograph by Dylan Martinez captures an intimate moment as the Prince kisses his new bride.