40 of the most powerful photographs ever taken

BuzzFeed has pulled together 40 of the most powerful photos ever taken. Here are four of them:

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. (source: johnnymilano.com)

 

Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011. (via: @NevineZaki)

 

PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.

 

A Sudan People's Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan's independence from Sudan. (Reuters / Goran Tomasevic)

 

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