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10 – Evelyn McHale
Evelyn McHale’s body after leaping from the Empire State Building and landing on a United Nations limousine. Some call this picture “the world’s most beautiful suicide.”
09 – Omagh Bombing
In August of 1998, the Real IRA, an IRA splinter group, perpetrated a car bombing on the street of Omagh, Northern Ireland. The red car beside this father and child was actually a car bomb that went off shortly after the picture was taken.
08 – Genesee Hotel Suicide
This photo shows a woman moments before she hits the ground after jumping from the ledge of the Genesee Hotel in 1942.
07 – Jonestown
A mass grave after the Jonestown Mass Suicide. Bodies littered the entire landscape.
06 – Reynaldo Dagsa
This photo captures Filipino politician Reynaldo Dagsa’s murderer, Michael Gonzales, aiming a gun at him a second before he was shot dead in front of his family.
05 – Kamikaze Pilots
Kamikaze pilots with a puppy. Members of 72nd Shinbu Squadron. The photo was taken the day before their mission.
04 – Heaven’s Gate Suicie
Aftermath of the 1997 Heaven’s Gate suicide in San Diego, California. Thirty-eight Heaven’s Gate members, plus group leader Applewhite, were found dead in the home on March 26, 1997.
03 – Shadows of Hiroshima Victims
These are the carbon imprints of people and objects that were permanently seared into the concrete at the moment of the Hiroshima bombing.
02 – Budd Dwyer
R Budd Dwyer seconds before he shot himself on TV at a press conference.
01 – Regina Kay Walters
This photo was taken in an abandoned Illinois barn, where Rhoades killed Walters after cutting off her hair and making her wear a black dress and heels.