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    June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death in downtown Saigon because of the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the S. Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the Buddhist flag, to grant the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion. While burning he never moved a muscle.

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    Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt.

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    The photo is the "Pulitzer Prize" winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine. The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who Left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.

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    The photo is part of The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.

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    Omayra Sánchez was one of the 25,000 victims of the Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) volcano which erupted on November 14, 1985. The 13-year old had been trapped in water and concrete for 3 days. She died days later and never had the chance to live any childhood dreams.

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    Sharbat Gula - 12 year old Afghan girl. One of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp.

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