The Most Powerful and Touching Images

Starving boy and missionary
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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
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Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner
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Father and son (1949 vs 2009)
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Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months
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Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory
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“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940
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Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, 2009
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An Afghan man offers tea to soldiers
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During massive floods in Cuttack City, India, in 2011, a heroic villager saved numerous stray cats by carrying them with a basket balanced on his head
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Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943
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The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888
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A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunam, in Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011
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Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man.”
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An 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
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Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India
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Zanjeer 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
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Alcoholic father with his son
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Five-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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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 in 2011.
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