Here Are The Most Powerful Photos Of The Decade

Marines prepare to carry the body of Cpl. Jorge Villarreal of San Antonio, Texas, with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment to a medevac helicopter near Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on Oct. 17, 2010, in Kajaki, Afghanistan. Villarreal was killed on the patrol after stepping on an improvised explosive device.
Destroyed houses after an earthquake on Jan. 13, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo, Feb. 11, 2011.
A rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire a rocket barrage toward the positions of troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi on April 14, 2011, west of Ajdabiya, Libya.
A large gathering of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attend a rally in Union Square, Nov. 17, 2011.
Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, on June 19, 2010.
A wave approaches Miyako City, Japan, from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area on March 11, 2011.
Waves break around an amusement park destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
A person surveys damage one day after a tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, on May 23, 2011.
The first color 360-degree panorama of Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover, Aug. 12, 2012.
A woman kneels at the memorial for victims of a movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, July 25, 2012.
The Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over Washington, DC, on April 17, 2012. Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles.