Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania.
Apollo 11 crew members capture mankind’s first physical brush with the moon in July, 1969.
Robert Capa immortalizes the treatment of French women who were believed to have been Nazi collaborators during liberation “ugly carnivals” in 1944, France.
A Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier during a rehearsal for the Independence Day ceremony in July, 2011.
A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.
Terezka, a girl who grew up in a concentration camp, shocks counselors at a Center for Disturbed Children when she draws a picture of her “home” in Poland.
In 2007, Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months. Gurrola served as a medic near Ramadi.
Connie Kopelov and Phyllis Siegel become the first gay couple married in Manhattan in 2011.
Bobby Moore embraces Pele at the 1970 World Cup finals.
In 1993, Kevin Carter documents extreme hunger and poverty in Sudan.
Robert Capa’s timeless photo of a Republican militiaman meeting his death during the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Influential Photographs: Helen Keller meets president Eisenhower in 1955.
A man falls from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Family members embrace in the wake of a devastating Alabama tornado in March 2012.
John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father at JFK’s November 1963 state funeral.
In 1980, a missionary holds hands with a starving boy in Karamoja district, Uganda.
The Hindenburg zeppelin catches fire on May 6, 1937.
In May 2005, NASA’s Mars Rover presents the world with a vision of Mars at dusk.
Timothy O’Sullivan’s “Harvest of Death” features dead Union soldiers strewn about the Gettysburg battlefield.
Akan Ito cries among the rubble of Natori, Japan. A 2011 tsunami tore the town apart.
After Tropical Storm Hannah ripped through Haiti in 2008, a young boy rescues a stroller.
A disconsolate Pearl Harbor survivor embraces a fellow veteran (from the War in Iraq) in July, 2004.
Robert Capa captures a soldier emerging from the waters on D-Day.
An Afghan man offers a US soldier tea near Kabul, Afghanistan. 2009.
Nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated JFK, on November 22, 1963.
A four-month-old Japanese baby brings light to the disaster that was the March 2011 tsunami, which claimed thousands of lives.
The 19th century graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband deny this Dutch cemetery the power of separating them.
A Chinese man stands defiantly before tanks in Tiananmen Square in June, 1989.
Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear fitted bathing suits in 1907. She was later arrested for indecency.
A child weeps at the funeral of his father, who died during the War in Iraq.
The Bolivian government poses with the corpse of revolutionary Che Guevara in 1967.
Christians and Muslims hold hands in solidarity during the Cairo uprisings in Januray 2011.
Concentration camp inmates leave their ghostly traces through nail scratches, as seen throughout this gas chamber.
Famous Influential Photographs: Crowds gather at the decrepit Berlin Wall in November, 1989.
In June 1963, Thích Quảng Đức lights himself on fire in protest of the oppressive Diem government in South Vietnam.
78-year-old Bill Iffrig lies on the ground following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Bronze medal winner John Carlos raises a black power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
During the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, astronaut William Anders takes “Earthrise”. It’s been described as the “most influential environmental photograph ever taken”.
Horace Greasely confronts Heinrich Himmler in a German prisoner of war camp in the 1940s. Greasely escaped over 200 times; he was in love with a German woman.
A Russian veteran weeps before a Soviet tank used during World War Two.
Teenager Juan Romero sits by Robert F. Kennedy’s side moments after Kennedy was shot. Romero had been shaking his hand when the presidential contender was shot by Sirhan Sirhan.
Obama, Clinton, Biden and members of the national security team wait in anticipation of Osama bin Laden’s death in May, 2011.
14-year-old Mary Ann Vecchio cries before recently deceased Jeffrey Miller moments after he was shot by the Ohio National Guard during the Kent State shootings.
Retired police captain Ray Lewis is arrested at an Occupy Wall Street protest in November 2011.
A man from Alabama is reunited with his pet following a devastating series of March 2012 tornadoes.
Dorothy Counts encounters adversity in 1956 as she makes her way to a recently integrated school in Charlotte, North Carolina. After days of harassment, she was forced to withdraw from the school.
Epitomizing politics’ ability to divide as much as it unites, South Korean man sheds a tear when parting ways with his North Korean relative.
1965’s “How Life Begins” is one of the first pictures taken with the endoscope.
A man weeps before the 9/11 memorial.
President Bush receives word of the September 11th attacks while visiting a Florida classroom.