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The 30 Most Thought-Provoking Photos You Will Ever See

Warning: Some of these photos will inspire you, while others will make you cry. They are all really incredible, though.

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5. Brothers Nguyen Van Chuoi (26) and Nguyen VanTrong (22) are held by their father as they suffer the effects of Agent Orange more than 30 years after the war in Vietnam.

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The U.S. military sprayed roughly 20 million gallons of Agent Orange between 1961 and 1971 across Vietnam in an attempt to force out the enemy. Much of that contained a toxic gas called dioxin. As a result, a number of severe birth defects and Downs syndrome have plagued Vietnamese children.


9. Volunteers distributing food to the homeless in the middle of winter in London.

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It's a photo of the charity group Street Souls in 2011. The group distributes food and sleeping bags during the winter.


14. A boy watching as an Iraqi Emergency Response Brigade member searches his home.

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The brigade was looking for the boy's father in 2010, because he was suspected of planting IEDs in Baghdad.

15. An acid burn victim in Pakistan laughing in 2007 after having eye surgery.

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She was attacked when she was just 13 years old, after rejecting the advances of her teacher.


24. A Christian in Egypt waits for customers, as Egypt's Christian minority faces constant discrimination.

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In a population of more than 80 million, Christians are the minority at just about 10 percent.