POWERFUL PICTURES OF HUMAN BEINGS

The things that make us human are wonderful and terrifying, beautiful and ugly.  Gathered here are images that demonstrate the human animal at all extremes.

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17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.

17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.
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17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.
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A Brazilian protester stands before gunfire during protests against corruption and police brutality.


Sergeant Frank Praytor looks after a two-week old kitten during the height of the Korean War.


A curious Afghan girl holds the hand of an American soldier.


A North Korean waves at his South Korean brother (likely for the last time) after inter-Korean temporary family reunions.


Thania Sayne leans on the headstone of her husband the day before their wedding anniversary on 16 October 2013.


Anna Fisher, astronaut, with stars in her eyes on the cover of Life magazine in 1985. She was the first mother in space.


A journalist dashes across a bridge between to rescue a baby during Civil War. [1936]


A Rwandan boy left scared after being liberated from a death camp.


Hamid Sardar captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]


A boy crosses a London street in the 1960s with a toy double decker.


Captain Donald Spindler pulls 6 year-old Aaliyah Frazier from a fire in Indiana


A man protests in Tiananmen Square, Beijing [1989]


Violinist, Nancy Dinovo, cries while playing during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver for the September 11 victims.


The child of a KKK member touches his reflection in an African American police officer's riot shield during a demonstration. [1992]


Clara Gantt is reunited with her husband's body after more than 60 years. Sergeant Joseph Grantt went missing during the Korean war.



100,000 monks in prayer for a better world.


Skater girls in Tehran.


10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband - a grown adult.


3 weeks old infant with albinism snuggles up to his cousin for a snooze.


Lt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm is reunited with his family after being taken prisoner during the Vietnam war.


An Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland.


Dr. Religa monitors his patient's vitals after a 23 hour long heart transplant surgery. His assistant is sleeping in the corner. [1987]


The patient not only survived the surgery, but outlived his doctor.


Protester plays piano over the sounds of chaos, with riot police in the backdrop.


Supporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage.


The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth.  He lost both legs and an arm, but survived.


A bus of caring people save a woman who tried to commit suicide in China.



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