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A missionary and starving child.


1947:  Evelyn McHale jumped from the observation deck of The Empire State building, landing on and crushing a car, her body in a heavenly repose.

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Diego Frazao 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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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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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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Demonstrating condom use in Papua in 2009.

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Inside the Auschwitz gas chamber.

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A Russian soldier plays an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.

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An alcoholic father and his son.

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Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home near Myanmar’s capital of Yangon (Rangoon). In May 2008, cyclone Nargis struck southern Myanmar, leaving millions homeless and claiming more than 100,000 lives.

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Russian soldiers prepare for the Battle of Kursk in 1943.

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A surgeon finally sits after a successful 23 hour heart surgery.  His assistant sleeps in the corner.

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A man just discovers that his brother was killed.

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An embracing couple caught in a collapsed factory.

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During massive flooding in India, a local villager rescues a litter of kittens.

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Flower power.

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An Afghanistan man serves tea to a soldier.

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Father and son in 1949 and 2009.

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Homeless men in India receive free food.

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A woman sits among the wreckage of the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

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Sunset on Mars.


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