A view of the rubble in Nagasaki, Japan, after the atomic bomb was detonated. Debris surrounds the only structure to remain standing, a traditional Shinto gate.
A view of destruction resulting from the Kanto earthquake of 1923. This is a view of Tokyo as seen from the top of the Imperial Hotel, which was the only hotel in the region that survived.
Nuremberg in August 1945, showing the effects of Allied bombing during World War II. The first Nuremberg trial began in this city three months later.
A child pushes a trolley cart through burnt debris after violent xenophobic clashes at the Ramaphosa informal settlement on the outskirt of Johannesburg on May 21, 2008.
An aerial photograph of Berlin taken after the Second World War.