This deserves to be in there as much as some of them.
Some others that could have been included:
Not to derail too much, but the vancouver one seems odd, although I kind of wish I'd been at that riot.
How could they miss this. It's the most famous one ever. Jack and Rose are what makes the Titanic disaster so sad and tragic.
After living in South Africa and visiting this location and museum, I will never forget this Apartheid photo of Hector Pieterson in the Soweto riots...
Relax. It's titled 40 OF THE MOST powerful photographs, not THE 40 MOST powerful. It was clearly not intended to be definitive. Some good stuff in there. It's not a list or ranking, just a collection of moving images. Mission accomplished on that front. The 8 year old receiving his father's flag was the toughest for me...
Tank Man photo will be printed off framed and placed on my bookshelf.
Having said that, here are some I was surprised not to see:
- RFK after having been shot
- Ruby/Lee (already mentioned)
- Elian Gonzalez raid
- Hawkeye the dog
- Vietnamese girl w/napalm (already mentioned)
- "Dewey defeats Truman"
- Sailor kissing nurse (VE day? VJ day?)