A picture is worth a thousand words, it’s true because putting a strong moment into words is very hard, especially when those moments come about after looking other people in times of complete loss and despair.
We compiled this collection of iconic & powerful photos, taking into account cultural significance, news value and overall aesthetics. This is an incredible collection of feelings represents the love, innocence, despair, loss, and undying perseverance within all of us. Some pictures are very moving and I truly hope you enjoy!
#01. A Buddhist monk shares his meal with a tiger at the Kanchanaburi ‘Tiger Temple’ in Thailand.
Source: Wojtek Kalka
#02. Little boy playing the flute, with an attentive cat.
Source: Vladimir Zotov
#03. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009
#04. 17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.
Source: Marc Riboud
#05. Dr. Religa monitors his patient’s vitals after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner. 
Source: J. Steinfeld
The patient not only survived the surgery, but outlived his doctor.
#06. Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music.
#08. A Mursi tribe woman discovers Vogue magazine, Ethiopia.
Source: Eric Lafforgue
#09. Groom crying tears of joy after seeing his bride for the first time.
Source: Jeff Bailey
#10. 3 weeks old infant with albinism snuggles up to his cousin for a snooze.
Source: Patricia Willocq
#12. A Brazilian protester stands before gunfire during protests against corruption and police brutality.
#13. A man was playing bamboo music in Tenganan Village, Bali (2010) to entertain a disabled child which is not his son.
Source: Ario Wibisono
#14. Man holding a chip in his hand.
#17. Thania Sayne leans on the headstone of her husband the day before their wedding anniversary on 16 October 2013.
#18. The first mother in space. Anna Fisher, astronaut, with stars in her eyes on the cover of Life magazine in 1985.
Source: Life Magazine (1985)
#19. A journalist dashes across a bridge between to rescue a baby during Civil War in 1936.
Source: Horace Abrahams
#20. Girl holding a baby in Marocco.
Source: Carlo Meoni
#21. Silly girl with her mommy.
Source: Alex Elle
#22. The Little Parisian (1952).
Source: Willy Ronis
#23. A Boy Carrying His Dog Through Filipino Flood Waters
#24. Caroline Joan Peixoto, City Arts, photographed classical ballet students at rehearsal in Rwanda’s only classical ballet school.
Source: Caroline Joan Peixoto
#25. A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami, in Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011
#26. Old man kissing his wife.
#27. How to be happy? put a rabbit on your head!
#28. A North Korean waves at his South Korean brother after inter-Korean temporary family reunions.
#30. Mother holding a child.
#31. Man working in a coal mine.
Source: Daniel Becerril
#32. A man protests in Tiananmen Square, Beijing 
Source: Stuart Franklin
#33. 100,000 monks in prayer for a better world.
Source: Luke Duggleby
#34. Sergeant Frank Praytor looks after a two-week old kitten during the height of the Korean War.
#35. Skater girls in Tehran.
Source: Humans Of Tehran
#36. A protester stands at a burning barricade between police and protesters in central Kiev.
#37. Kimono Girl.
Source: Itsuo Inouye
#38. A curious Afghan girl holds the hand of an American soldier.
#39. Jeneil Williams for Vogue Germany.
Source: Julia Noni
#40. Violinist, Nancy Dinovo, cries while playing during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver for the September 11 victims.
Source: Christopher J. Morris
#41. Lt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm is reunited with his family after being taken prisoner during the Vietnam war.
#42. A child of the Erbore tribe, Ethiopia.
Source: Eric Lafforgue
#43. The child of a KKK member touches his reflection in an African American police officer’s riot shield during a demonstration. 
Source: Todd Robertson
#44. A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.
#45. Bruno Morandi captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. 
Source: Bruno Morandi
#46. An Indian man in the festival of Holi (Festival of colors).
Source: Steve McCurry
#47. ‘Against All Prejudices’ – Punk rocker and kid at a Gay Pride parade.
#48. Clara Gantt is reunited with her husband’s body after more than 60 years. Sergeant Joseph Grantt went missing during the Korean war.
Source: Andrew Renneisen
#49. Russian special troops soldier with a butterfly on his fingers.
#50. Vintage swing dancers!
#51. Green-eyed girl from Nepal.
#52. Children’s smile in Life behind polar circle.
Source: Aleksandr Romanov
#53. A sad old man.
Source: Phil Marion
#54. Protester plays piano over the sounds of chaos, with riot police in the backdrop.
Source: The DO Art Foundation
#55. Supporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage.
Source: Denver Post
#56. A boy crosses a London street in the 1960s with a toy double decker.
Source: Notman Photographics Archives
#57. Papua New Guinea woman during a Singsing celebration in Mount Hagen
Source: Eric Lafforgue
#58. A young girl saying goodbye through a train window at Hefei, Anhui Province.
#59. Young man just found out his brother was killed.
Source: Nhat V. Meyer
#60. Agim Shala is passed through a barbed wire fence to his grandparents at a camp for refugees of the Kosovo War.
Source: Carol Guzy
#61. Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France. It is common for little boys to smoke in St. Jacques.
Source: Jesco Denzel
#62. Woman holding a child.
Source: Wakil Kohsar
#63. A boy with green eyes from Afghanistan.
Source: Steve McCurry
#64. Indian woman laughing.
#65. Wife of a fallen Marine, sleeps by his casket the night before his burial.
#66. A child with members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in France on the first day of Ramadan, 2013
Source: Vincent Kessler
#67. Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, 2009.
Source: Adri Tambunan
#68. Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943.
Source: Shirak Karapetyan-Milshtein
#69. Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.
Source: Louie Favorite
#70. The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth.
Source: Laura Rauch
#71. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.
#72. Flower power.
Source: Bernie Boston
#73. An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers.
#74. Little girl with a cat.
#75. ‘Wait For Me Daddy,’ by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940
Source: Claud Detloff
#76. A Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp.
Source: James Nachtwey
#77. Starving child in Uganda holding hands with a missionary.
Source: Mike Wells
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