While a picture may be worth a thousand words, these photos will leave you speechless. CNN filtered through its vast array of imagery capturing world events over the last 10 years to come up with their top “100 photos that defined the decade.”
Fair warning: Going through these will evoke a range of emotions, from joy and wonder to outrage and fear.
CNN’s digital director of photography Bernadette Tuazon introduces the feature by writing “Each photo is memorable, permanently capturing a moment in history, searing its significance and its oddity in our consciousness, oftentimes shaping public opinion and affecting policy.”
– Christina Johnson, On 3 Public Relations