22 of the Most Powerful Photos Ever

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Some of these images may seem graphic to some, but they show a powerful emotional truth about humanity. These photos here may invoke sadness and happiness, and couldn’t communicate any more the myriad of emotions a human can possess. Hopefully these photos will help to remind us all that the world can always use a little bit more love, tolerance, compassion and understanding.

1. 12 year old Brazilian boy playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral.

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2. A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano.

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3. Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long heart transplant. (His assistant is sleeping in the corner)

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4. A starving little boy and a missionary.

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5. The inside of an Auschwitz gas chamber.

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6. Young man just found out his brother was killed.

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7. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating bushfires in Australia.

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8. Christians protecting Muslims during prayer in the midst Cairo, Egypt uprisings.

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9. Woman soldier is reunited with her daughter after a long deployment.

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10. Homeless Indian men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque.

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11. Mumbai residents mourning Zanjeer the dog with full honors who saved thousands of lives during the bomb blasts of the 90’s.

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12. Son trying to drag his alcoholic father.

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13. Man falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11.

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14. A dog sits for days at the grave of her owner who died in a disastrous landslide.

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15. A man puts a flower in the barrel of a soldiers gun.

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16. Sunset on Mars.

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17. A Japanese woman sits amidst the wreckage of a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

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18. A man finds his dog inside his destroyed home in Alabama following a tornado.

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19. Russian soldier prepares for battle during WWII.

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20. Couple embracing each other in the rubble of a collapsed factory.

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21. A 29 year old man grieves as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home in Myanmar after a devastating cyclone.

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22. An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers.

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