When I came across these images the other day my eyes leaked and I was moved beyond words, so I felt compelled to share them here with you also. I hope they impact you in some memorable way also.


Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela.


A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed to spend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they had been separated from since the 1950-53 war.


A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.


Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was knocked to the ground by a police officer’s riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.


Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.


A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.

A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.


John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father’s coffin along with the honor guard.


Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011.

Robert Peraza pauses at his son’s name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.


A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan on March 14.


Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who had been arrested in North Korea and sentenced to 12 years hard labor, are reunited with their families in California after a successful diplomatic intervention by the U.S.


The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.


A Sudan People’s Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan.


Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.


“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventually become the symbol of the flower power movement.


Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.


Helen Fisher kisses the hearse carrying the body of her 20-year-old cousin, Private Douglas Halliday, as he and six other fallen soldiers are brought through the town of Wootton Bassett in England.


  1. Chatty Owl says:

    This is sad. And emotional. But shows that we still have such big hearts.

  2. thenerdyscribe says:

    Would you be interested in accepting a tag blog award? 🙂

  3. Chatty Owl says:

    Second last. Such a strong emotion of a mother, missing her daughter.

    • Rahburt says:

      yeah it was strong huh. i’d say the one with the dog lying next to the grave or the last one, because she is the only one than ran out even though there was a row of hearse.

  4. shianwrites says:

    Wow wow wow. The one with the kid and the balloon got me.

  5. Kavita Joshi says:

    I love how the monk is praying for the one who is not here any more and the mother re-united with the daughter…although on the romantic side the best shot is of Scott 🙂

    • Rahburt says:

      yeah, it’s like out of all the people that saw him, he’s the only one that stopped. ha, and yes I agree the kissing one is great! 🙂

  6. Sam Han says:

    Hi Robert, you’re it! I’ve tagged you for this award 😀

  7. renxkyoko says:

    I love the one of the dog….. I like all the photos, They show himaniry at its best. Thank you for sharing,

    • Rahburt says:

      yeah i liked that one too. it’s sad, but it shows how much we actually mean to an animal. i agree. and thanks for sharing you opinion 🙂

  8. renxkyoko says:

    * sigh * Typo… * humanity*

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