PRINCESS DIANA HOLDING HANDS WITH AN AIDS SUFFERER
In July 1992, Princess Diana visited the London Lighthouse AIDS centre, where she met and shook hands with a patient there, William Drake.
In the early 1990s, hysteria and prejudice surrounding HIV and AIDS was at its peak. Diana became patron of the National AIDS trust in 1991 - until her death in 1997 - and her campaigning did much to tackle the stigma
associated with the virus. By simply holding the hand of someone with HIV/AIDS, the princess was credited with changing the attitude of millions of people towards the condition.
VJ DAY IN TIMES SQUARE
On August 14, 1945, as Japan surrendered at the end of the Second World War, celebrations broke out in New York City’s Times Square.
And famously, during the VJ (Victory over Japan) Day celebrations, a sailor and a woman embraced in a passionate kiss. Mystery surrounds the subjects in the photo, taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Over the past 70 years, dozens of men and women have claimed to be the pair caught in the clinch.
CHILD IS STALKED BY A VULTURE IN SUDAN
Seen as a ‘metaphor for Africa’s despair’, when this picture was published in the New York Times in 1993 it led to hundreds of people writing in to ask what became of the child. The image of a vulture preying upon an emaciated toddler
was taken in southern Sudan by photographer Kevin Carter, who faced criticism for not helping the girl. Tragically, he killed himself three months after the picture was published.
HORRORS OF ABU GHRAIB PRISON
It is the image that shamed America. Acts of torture and prisoner abuse carried out by the US Army at the Iraqi prison Abu Ghraib came to light after this picture was published.
Accusations of physical and mental abuse, rape, torture and murder in the aftermath of the 2003 Iraq invasion received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad. One of the images to surface showed a detainee being led on a dog leash. Eleven US soldiers were convicted in military trials of crimes related to the humiliation and abuse of the prisoners.
LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP
April 1945: Fritz Klein, a Nazi camp doctor who conducted medical experiments on prisoners during the Holocaust
, stands among corpses in a mass grave after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Germany. Of the 38,500 inmates found barely alive after liberation, about 28,000 subsequently died.
Watched by British soldiers, Klein is pictured here being forced to bury the dead. That December, he was sentenced to death and hanged for his role in the atrocities. Bergen-Belsen was the first Nazi camp to be liberated - and gave the world some of the first visual evidence of the horrors of the Holocaust.