The Most Powerful Photos Ever

This incredible collection of moments represents the joy, innocence, despair, curiosity, and undying perseverance within all of us. No matter where we’re from, these are the emotions that unite us – it’s what makes us human…

2712-934x Violinist, Nancy Dinovo, cries while playing during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver for the September 11 victims.

powerful-photos-1Starving boy and missionary

4310-620xA Mursi tribe woman discovers Vogue magazine, Ethiopia

463-934xDr. Religa monitors his patient’s vitals after a 23 hour long heart transplant surgery. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

powerful-photos-28A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994

6110-934xAgim Shala is passed through a barbed wire fence to his grandparents at a camp for refugees of the Kosovo War

1142-934x17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967

350-620xSergeant Frank Praytor looks after a two-week old kitten during the height of the Korean War

731-934xA North Korean waves at his South Korean brother after inter-Korean temporary family reunions

833-934xThania Sayne leans on the headstone of her husband the day before their wedding anniversary on 16 October 2013

2124-934xCaptain Donald Spindler pulls 6 year-old Aaliyah Frazier from a fire in Indiana

2417-934xA man protests in Tiananmen Square, Beijing

3410-934x100,000 monks in prayer for a better world

403-934xLt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm is reunited with his family after being taken prisoner during the Vietnam war

491-934xProtester plays piano over the sounds of chaos, with riot police in the backdrop

501-934xSupporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage

5110-934xPapua New Guinea woman during a Singsing celebration in Mount Hagen

powerful-photos-11Young man just found out his brother was killed

powerful-photos-6Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt

powerful-photos-9Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months

powerful-photos-10 Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11

powerful-photos-18“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940

powerful-photos-23Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, 2009

powerful-photos-27An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers

powerful-photos-24Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943

powerful-photos-19An old WW2 Russian tank veteran finally found the old tank in which he passed through the entire war – standing in a small Russian town as a monument

powerful-photos-13Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory

powerful-photos-12Alcoholic father with his son

powerful-photos-8Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India

powerful-photos-31Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors in 2000

4211-620xAn Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland

309-934xClara Gantt is reunited with her husband’s body after more than 60 years. Sergeant Joseph Grantt went missing during the Korean war.

2910-620xThe child of a KKK member touches his reflection in an African American police officer’s riot shield during a demonstration

2612-934xCrying at Wedding

1032-934xThe monk and the tiger

931-934xAnna Fisher, astronaut, with stars in her eyes on the cover of Life magazine in 1985. She was the first mother in space

447-934xA curious Afghan girl holds the hand of an American soldier

2104-934xA Brazilian protester stands before gunfire during protests against corruption and police brutality

393-934x3 weeks old infant with albinism snuggles up to his cousin for a snooze

581-934xNever Say Goodbye

powerful-photos-2Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber

powerful-photos-4Father and son (1949 vs 2009)

powerful-photos-5Diego 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

powerful-photos-15Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France. It is quite common in St. Jacques for little boys to smoke

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