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10 Inspiring Images With The Power To Change The World

There's nothing more inspiring or incredible than a perfectly timed photo. Especially when it's one that transcends language and manages to capture a moment that brings important issues to the world’s attention. Visa pour l’Image, a photojournalism festival in France, celebrates this reportage, highlighting harrowing issues and poignant moments, all of which are seen through the camera lens.

Here're ten humbling images taken by five incredible photographers for part of a Getty Images exhibition at the festival. Each image documenting issues as varied as the Ebola epidemic to the Nepalese earthquake.

Images: Getty Images

 

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    Edouard Elias: French Foreign Legion in the Central Africa Republic

    Bambari August 16 2014. The HQ are waiting on their commandment hiding behind sandbags.

    Image: Edouard Elias, Getty Images

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    Edouard Elias: French Foreign Legion in the Central Africa Republic

    French Foreign Legion soldiers wait in the camp of Bria in Central African Republic on August 23, 2014.

    Image: Edouard Elias, Getty Images

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    Alejandro Cegarra: Living With The Legacy Of Hugo Chavez

    A man covers his face while lying on a Venezuelan flag during a demonstration demanding the release of Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma in Caracas 2015.

    Image: Alejandro Cegarra, Getty Images

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    Alejandro Cegarra: Living With The Legacy Of Hugo Chavez

    A group of women shouts slogans against Venezuela’s opposition during a political rally in front of the national parliament 2013.

    Image: Alejandro Cegarra, Getty Images

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    Daniel Berehulak: The Ebola Epidemic

    Esther Doryen, 5, lifted from the pavement as she waits to be transported to the Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment centre by Ambulance on August 21, 2014.

    Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images

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    Lynsey Addario: Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

    A Syrian father walks with his two daughters and their belongings shortly after arriving in Jordan, after fleeing from Syria to the unofficial border crossing at Sharjarj, Jordan, April 10, 2013.

    Image: Lynsey Addario, Getty Images 

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    Daniel Berehulak: The Ebola Epidemic

    Health workers enter the high-risk zone as they make the morning rounds, at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, on October 6, 2014 in Suakoko

    Image: Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images

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    Lynsey Addario: Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

    A Syrian refugee family passes through a gate as they begin the registration process the morning after crossing into Jordan from Syria, at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees reception center in Zaatari Camp in Jordan, September 16, 2013.  

    Image: Lynsey Addario, Getty Images

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    Omar Havana: Nepal Earthquake

    A Buddha statue is surrounded by debris from a collapsed temple in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhakatapur on April 26, 2015 Nepal. 

    Image: Omar Havana, Getty Images

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    Omar Havana: Nepal Earthquake

    A woman passes by a damages home on May 1, 2015 in Kalchowk,Nepal.

    Image: Omar Havana, Getty Images