8 images that defined the last 100 years

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Something a bit different today but something that I’m really interested in, so I thought that I would turn it in to a post.

I wanted to talk about the events and incidents that have defined the last hundred years and the images that have captured them.

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The Terrorist attacks of 9/11 // The terrorist attacks that took place in September 2001 literally changed the entire world and particularly the way that we view modern terrorism. Thousands of innocent people lost their lives to their lives.

(L to R) The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles walk outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, 06 September. Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Central London to watch the funeral procession. The Princess died last week in a car crash in Paris. (Photo credit should read JEFF J. MITCHELL/AFP/Getty Images)

The funeral of Princess Dianne // The death of Princes Dianne was a huge story and most of us can remember when we heard the news about her tragic death. This photo is incredibly sad and moved the nation as we watched the two princes mourn the loss of their mother.


The Hillsborough Tragedy // In the wake of the recent inquest verdict this image is more poignant that it ever has been and is one that will never really be forgotten. On that tragic day 96 people went to a football match and never came back.


Tony Blair enters Downing Street // This was a defining moment for British politics as Tony Blair took his place as Prime Minster after an outstanding victory in May 1997.


The Aberfan tragedy // This is a personal one because it’s extremely close to home but the Aberfan tragedy was seared in to the memory of the Welsh consciousness. In 1966 many were killed as the coal tip tumbled on to the village school.


The Miner’s Strike // This image is taken from Orgreave, a huge sticking point in the miner’s strike and one that is still being looked in to. It was an incredible period of our history, one that politicised a generation and still does to this day.


Tsunami // This image is horrifying isn’t it and the Tsunami was one of the worst tragedies that I personally have ever witnessed.


The Holocaust // Obviously this needed to be included, the Holocaust led to the death of millions and millions of people, mass murder on an industrial scale.

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