Images that have moved the world

Deutsche Welle
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The photo of a dead three-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach has become a symbol for Europe’s refugee crisis. Here are more images that have changed the way we see human tragedies.
From the Cold War to conflicts in the Middle East and the World Wars of the 20th century, photojournalists have imformed our views on global catastrophes and softened our hearts to sympathize with those who suffer.

The recent image of a three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, one of 12 refugees who died while traveling by boat from Turkey to Greece, gives Europe’s refugee crisis a face.

DW’s editor-in-chief, Alexander Kudascheff, explains how DW deals with the difficult decision of whether to publish the tragic photograph.

As the world mourns Aylan Kurdi, DW looks back at other images which have shaken us out of our apathy and made historical events more than dry headlines.

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