Top 20 Coolest Photos of the 21st Century (Part 1)

The world is evolving more and more every day, and the 21st century has provided us with a large number of the best photos in history. There has been no generation quite like the one we live in today, and that is even truer after viewing our list of these most iconic moments that we have experienced from the 21st century. Relive the top experiences from our generation by reading on, as we have finally compiled an extensive ranking for you! Don’t forget to come back for our parts two and three articles, where we will rank the remaining 14 of the best photos from the 21st century!

Number Twenty: The New Millennium. As the new millennium approached, the whole world welcomed the event with a spectacular array of fireworks on New Year’s Eve, January 1st of the year 2000. The beautiful firework spectacles celebrated the event that is only witnessed once in a lifetime for most of the world’s inhabitants.

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Number Nineteen: Finding Her Pride. After being suppressed by the Taliban Sharia law, Afghani women finally found the pride to show their faces. After five years of this law, this brave woman revealed her face in public for the first time in 2001.

Reuters / Yannis Behrakis
Reuters / Yannis Behrakis

Number Eighteen: New York Out. In 2003, lights went out in the iconic city of lights, New York City. The entire area fell into darkness after one of the largest power failures of our time.

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Number Seventeen: A Caring Soldier. Before the extraction of the troops in Iraq (in 2011), a crossfire attack tore this child from her family as civilians were forced towards marine forces. U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, Richard Barnett, is shown comforting the lost child after the incident in 2003.

REUTERS / Damir Sagolj
REUTERS / Damir Sagolj

Number Sixteen: Facebook Debut. Minutes after the launch of Facebook in 2004, founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz are seen reveling in the moment, relaxing after their grand feat. Little did they know, this picture would show one of the last moments they would enjoy of isolation and anonymity.

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Justine Hunt / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Number Fifteen: From the Hubble. The abilities of the Hubble Telescope astounded citizens of the world in 2004. The technologically advanced telescope revealed an image of what the universe is said to have looked like over 13 billion years in the past. Don’t forget to come back for our parts two and three articles, where we will rank the remaining 14 of the best photos from the 21st century!

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ESA / NASA
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