The Last Prayer

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

Long Time

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.
Image by Robyn Beck

Amazing

Earthrise: A photo taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968. Source: apod.nasa.gov / via: reddit.com

Grief

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. Image by Daily News Journal, Aaron Thompson

Love is Eternal

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. Image by Rich Lam

Loyalty

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. Image by Vanderlei Almeida

Speechless

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

Colors are for Dresses Only

Pele and English captain Bobby Moore trade jerseys in 1970 as a sign of mutual respect during a World Cup that had been marred by racism.

Every Life Counts

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009. Image by Mark Pardew.

Rescued

A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble by soldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami. Image by Yomiuri Shimbun.

Tank Man

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. Image by Jeff Widener

Life Goes On

A mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completely destroyed by a tornado in April of 2011. Image by Jeff Roberts

The First Time

Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear. Source: Jack Bradley, date unknown

It Hurts to Lose Someone Close

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.

High On Emotions

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

Support

Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans. Image by Eric Gay

Memories

A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.

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