40 of the most powerful photos of 2016: #9 will make you look twice

first_imgWith not even 24 hours left for 2016 to come to an end, let’s take a look at those extraordinary photographs that made big headlines and touched our hearts.This article will showcase an extensive compilation of powerful yet unforgettable pictures that will remain in your hearts and minds for years together.Fortunately or unfortunately, 2016 brought us some of the heartrending photographs also.From Donald Trump being elected as America’s 45th president to becoming the TIME Person of the Year, ‘President of Divided States of America,’ we saw the changing times.In India too, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Demonetisation’ brought twist and turns across the nation.We also witnessed, how an Indian model and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi walked the ramp to present Indian designer Archana Kochhar’s Spring/Summer 2017.So, here’s a look at the most powerful, remarkable, and striking pictures from 2016 brought to you through the eyes of brilliant photographers around the world:Note: Some of the pictures might bring tears to your eyes.1Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being taken out of a building hit by an airstrike in Syria2Infant Udai Faisal suffering from acute malnutrition dies at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen3Kenyan riot police officer stomps on a protester in Nairobi demanding the dismissal of the electoral authority over alleged bias and corruption4Nidhi Chaphekar, a 40-year-old Jet Airways flight attendant from Mumbai, right, after the Brussels airport bombing5Air Force One – carrying US President Barack Obama flies over a neighborhood in Havanadvertisement6Wildfires glowing beneath ‘The Northern Lights,’ also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada7Pope Francis march through Auschwitz’s infamous gate with the sign8A protester looks into the eyes of a riot policeman during a protest marking the country’s 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile9A woman pouring water on a child’s face after being affected by teargas in central Harare, Zimbabwe10 Saida Ahmad Baghili, an 18-year-old woman suffering from acute malnutrition, sits on a bed at the al-Thawra hospital in the Red Sea port city of Houdieda, Yemen11A woman removes a Niqab she was wearing in her village after Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of it in Aleppo province, Syria12Barack Obama wiped tears from his eyes as he spoke about the steps his administration took to reduce gun violence in the US13Theresa May meeting Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace14Turkish student cries during a protest to show solidarity with trapped citizens of Aleppo, Syria, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina15Leonardo DiCaprio winning Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Revenant’16Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius walking without his prosthetic legs during mid-trial17Usain Bolt competes the Men’s 100-meter semifinal race during the Rio Olympic Games18International Space Station shows a massive snowstorm blankets, the East Coast of the U.S19Dead sperm whales lying on a beach on Texel Island, the Netherlands20 After being saved from indulging in prostitution, schoolgirls in India play Kabaddi during recess(Image source: LA Times)21A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in China22Jackeline, 26, holds her 4-month old son who is born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Brazil23A Sadhu combs his beard after taking a dip during Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India24A Guardsman faints at Horseguards Parade for the Annual Trooping the colour ceremony in central London, Britain25The full moon is captured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil26A splash of lightning seen above the skyline of Shanghai, China27A girl holds a rifle in a parade to show support to the movement in Sanaa, Yemen28Richard Whitehead of Britain competes in the men’s 200m – T42 category29The supermoon rises behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan30#DemonetisationIndia: Ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes31A former fisherman standing in the dry bed that was once Bolivia’s second-largest lake(Image source: The New York Times)323Global warming affecting the ecology of polar bears’ Arctic habitat on a vast scale(Image source: The New York Times)33Sahara desert after getting its first snowfall in 37 years(Image source: Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography)34Prince George meets President Obama during a trip to London35Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to the world’s biggest ivory bonfire at Nairobi National Park(Image source: AFP)36A gunman nod after assassinating Andrey G. Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art exhibitadvertisement37Iranians lay beside Urmia Lake with their bodies covered in salt near Urmia, North-western Iran38Leshia Evans, a mother and protester, calmly facing down heavily armored riot police in the middle of a Baton Rouge street39Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi applied makeup before walking the ramp at New York Fashion Week40US President-elect Donald Trump stands behind Hillary Clinton during presidential town hall debate at Washington UniversityLet’s all hope the coming year brings more happiness to all of us!For more updates on Education, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]last_img read more