Here Are The Most Powerful Photos Of The Decade

The 2010s were defined by mass political upheaval, breakthroughs in science in technology, gun violence across the country, and a slew of natural disasters.

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BuzzFeed News combed through thousands of pictures from this past decade, paring down to a handful for each year that best represent the ethos and events that shaped the world as we know it today. While this list could not include every major world event of the last decade, we attempted to collect images that were singularly powerful and spoke to larger social shifts. Here are the most powerful photos from the 2010s.

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