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(Buzzfeed)   The 45 most powerful photos of 2012   ( divider line
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2012-12-05 06:50:46 PM  
11 votes:

/maybe not powerful but my favorite of the year
2012-12-05 06:15:45 PM  
5 votes:
Always did like this one:

/Oh hai there!
2012-12-05 08:39:01 PM  
4 votes:
These two were my definite favorites...

13. Curiosity control room

I was watching the web feed live, and I pretty much jumped out of my chair and shouted "WOOHOOO!" as well. :D

14. Surface of Mars from Curiosity's POV

A lot of people seem to look at Mars and think, "meh, it's just a bunch of rocks and sand", but I'm not ashamed to say that I think that planet is gorgeous. And, that we human things have managed to land a one-ton nuclear powered mobile chemistry lab and camera platform on another planet -- AND IT WORKS! -- is pretty awe-inspiring, too. :)
2012-12-05 05:54:46 PM  
4 votes:
Missed one:
2012-12-05 03:38:53 PM  
4 votes:
Those are powerful images alright - powerful reminders of how craven, hateful, and selfish we humans can be. If humanity had any sense of decency, we'd look on most of these images and be ashamed of ourselves.
2012-12-05 02:32:35 PM  
4 votes:

The Ole Yeller syndrome. Makes most rooms dusty.

2012-12-05 06:46:58 PM  
3 votes:

Most powerful photo of the year. Sumbiatch holds REALITY together (more or less).
2012-12-05 06:33:49 PM  
3 votes:

Nogale: I don't buy the caption for #33. Based on the position of the kid and the soldier, and the expression on his face, I don't believe she was really trying to punch him.

Actually that photo was staged and the girls father is a senior person in the organization Popular Resistance. This was just another incident when the Media got scammed by Palestinians staging photos, and this was not the first or last time

Wacth these videos (first is the confrontation with commentary and the second is the entire incident unedited)

Good for you that you buy a staged photo, though they did

2012-12-05 06:02:54 PM  
3 votes:

basemetal: [ image 850x560]

The Ole Yeller syndrome. Makes most rooms dusty.

A lot of the pictures made me sad, but that's the one that actually made me tear up. I guess I have screwed up priorities

Missing from the list:

I hope the cop that did that gets prostate cancer
2012-12-05 05:56:34 PM  
3 votes:
This is the best photo for 2012:
2012-12-05 03:41:21 PM  
3 votes:

Now that is a great picture!
2012-12-05 02:30:53 PM  
3 votes:
Why are so many powerful images born out of misery?
2012-12-05 07:31:19 PM  
2 votes:
I'll go ahead and throw mine in here.
2012-12-05 07:01:45 PM  
2 votes:
2012-12-05 06:31:34 PM  
2 votes:
Occupy losers could take a lesson here.
2012-12-05 06:08:24 PM  
2 votes: 

I can imagine that this must be the result of a lot of training, dreaming, and hoping. Guy on the left seems a lot more disabled than the right. Truly hit me in the gut.
2012-12-05 05:52:42 PM  
2 votes:
This one for me. fark all the rest.
2012-12-05 02:34:29 PM  
2 votes:
Amusing tag, subby? Really?
2012-12-05 09:08:09 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, while the Dutchman looked away, the nefarious Heineken thief appeared...
2012-12-05 08:46:20 PM  
1 vote:
My favourite shuttle pic
2012-12-05 08:21:42 PM  
1 vote:
There's two major themes here - severe weather events and fascism.
2012-12-05 08:06:40 PM  
1 vote:

Popcorn Johnny: Mog32Kupo: If I recall that is a pic of a dog with major issues physically so his owner brings him out in the water to relax him and let him get to sleep

Not saying it's not a touching photo, but in the end, it's a dog.

I can only speak for myself, but I like dogs better than most people.
2012-12-05 08:06:08 PM  
1 vote:
Got dusty in here all of a sudden. The guy with his dog in the lake has to be in the top 10, if not the top 3.
2012-12-05 07:15:07 PM  
1 vote:

I see the ancient practice of Spartan kicking has not died out.
2012-12-05 07:13:47 PM  
1 vote:
Stopped reading after #6. Race baiting isn't powerful. It's actually pretty sad and counter productive.
2012-12-05 07:10:31 PM  
1 vote:
2012-12-05 06:48:53 PM  
1 vote:
Somebody is not impressed that she was excluded...
2012-12-05 06:33:31 PM  
1 vote:

soporific: Am I the only one who realizes that there could be some pretty important pictures taken this month? They do realize that things do happen in December, right? History doesn't just take the month off.

This is why I hate year-end lists because they come out before the year is over. I get why it happens, lazy journalists, but what's so wrong about waiting until the end of December?

Well it takes time to compile lists and pictures. It's not like we live in an age of instant information and file shari... oh, wait...
2012-12-05 06:25:10 PM  
1 vote:
my God, do we have it good in the USA/Canada/England.
2012-12-05 06:23:23 PM  
1 vote:

Nexzus: Always did like this one:
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/Oh hai there!

Nothing like being photobombed by the Space Shuttle.
2012-12-05 06:13:25 PM  
1 vote:

I would so not want to be that sailor...
2012-12-05 06:12:08 PM  
1 vote:
I must be desensitized to this kind of stuff. I look at the Police Photos, at the mother on her sons grave, at all of it. And all I get out of it is the same sinking feeling that we, as humans, will destroy ourselves he we don't learn to love each other more.

You hear that world? FARKING LOVE SOMEONE!
2012-12-05 06:07:58 PM  
1 vote:
i prefer the 13 most powerful nude images of celebrities from 2012:


SFW, with links to NSFW images.
2012-12-05 06:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
mostly leftwing jerking pictures
2012-12-05 05:34:29 PM  
1 vote: 

Those dogs are having a riot!
2012-12-05 03:57:05 PM  
1 vote:

Wow, Mary just let everything else burn, didn't she.
2012-12-05 03:39:56 PM  
1 vote:
Christ we live in a depressing world.  The monsoon wedding cheered me up.
2012-12-05 02:51:36 PM  
1 vote:

I think it's time for a sequel to Up.
2012-12-05 02:49:22 PM  
1 vote:

The Photoshop potential for this photo is limitless.
2012-12-05 02:49:14 PM  
1 vote:

Rev.K: Why are so many powerful images born out of misery?

Because it makes us realise no matter how shiatty we think our lives are, someone else has it worse.
2012-12-05 02:28:11 PM  
1 vote:

♪ ♫ I'm gonna move to southern California
I got me a ride and a reason to ignore you ♪ ♫

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