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The Most Powerful Pictures of People Demanding Change The Most Powerful Pictures of People Demanding Change

The Most Powerful Pictures of People Demanding Change

by Jessica Bush Oct 6, 2017

At great times of conflict and unrest throughout history, it is the power of the human spirit that shines through to make change.

The below photographs show a collection of moments in time where human beings around the world have made bold statements and moved metaphorical mountains, by fighting for what they believe in and making the world a better place.

A protester stands silently before a line of heavily-armed cops in Baton Rouge in 2016

500,000 people defend human’s rights at the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017

A Swedish woman defies neo-nazis alone at a rally in May 2016

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Muslims form a human chain to protect Christians during mass in Pakistan in 2013

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40,000 monks pray for world peace in 2010

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A couple celebrates the legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota in 2013

Supporters cheer the legalising of gay marriage in Minnesota

A protestor plays music to calm the riot police in Ukraine in 2013

Slide2518A 17-year-old offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967

17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967

A protestor rescues an injured police officer in Brazil in 2012

Protester saves injured policy officer

A child offers an inflatable white heart to police during a protest in Romania in 2012

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A couple from Iowa finally gets married after 72 years together in 2014

Iowa couple of 72 years finally gets married

An Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland

An Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland

A child is passed through a barbed wire fence to his grandparents at a refugee camp during the Kosovo War in 1999

Agim Shala is passed through a barbed wire fence to his grandparents at a camp for refugees of the Kosovo War.

A 10-year-old Yemeni girl smiles after she was granted a divorce in 2008 from her husband, a grown adult

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband – a grown adult-

A protesting student hugs a police officer in Colombia in 2011

A student hug for the police officer

A protesting student offers a kiss to a police officer in Colombia in 2011

A kiss instead of a revolution

A child brings water to police officers during protests in Sarajevo in 2014

A kind gesture

An Afghan child holds the hand of an American soldier in 2010

a curious afghan girl holds the hand of an american soldier

A brave girl scout confronts a neo-nazi in Czech Republic in May 2017